Bridgetown team encourages others to make an incredible difference as a volunteer
Volunteering for St John WA connects locals and strengthens communities.
This is especially true for the volunteers in Bridgetown, who are the glue that keeps their community together.
Bridgetown’s first female chair Elza Wallis said there were many different jobs to suit any personality, especially for those not aren’t interested in being on the frontline.
“It’s not always the big lights and sirens and the scary things,” she said.
“If you don’t want to be on the frontline, there are so many other things that you can do behind the scenes, like washing our vans, cleaning the sub-centre or making meals for officers on duty.
“A lot of it is about talking to people and understanding what they are going through, it’s about compassion and humanity, and that’s what we do.”
Ravensthorpe Shire Vice President Sue Leighton said people can make an incredible difference to their community just by becoming a St John volunteer.
“Volunteering in any small community, particularly in regional WA, is what holds the community together,” she said.
No matter where you live or what you’ve learned along the way, St John can teach you vital skills and provide free first-aid training to help save lives.
All over Western Australia, more than 3800 St John volunteers responded to 23,450 Country Ambulance cases this year.
Sign up to become a volunteer today and help life in WA go on.