ST John Ambulance in Bullsbrook is calling out for volunteers so it can continue to provide its vital service to the community.
Matthew Guile has been a St John volunteer for almost a decade. He said the experience had been rewarding and had helped him connect to his local community.
He is now trying to encourage others to volunteer to improve the service and ensure there is seven-day coverage for Bullsbrook, Chittering and Muchea.
“Bullsbrook is a volunteer ambulance service, so it’s run, managed and governed by volunteers,” he said.
“We do have gaps in our schedules where we don’t have people rostered on, so we’re trying to address that.”
Mr Guile said he had first started as a volunteer in Manjimup and had volunteered in other WA country towns.
“It’s a great way to meet people and to give back to the community,” he said.
“It’s the people you meet and the camaraderie you build with other volunteers.
“It’s very rewarding and you get so much out of giving back to the community.”
Mr Guile said his background was in retail and he had no medical experience or training before becoming a volunteer.
“We are looking for people who are interested in giving back and have time to volunteer,” he said.
“Having a first aid certificate is preferred but not necessary and there will be ongoing training to become a volunteer ambulance officer.”
For more, call 1800 069 393 or visit changelives.stjohnambulance.com.au.