St John New Zealand - Community & Youth Programmes

Teaching / Tutoring / Assisting - Youth Group Assistants

Organisation Summary:

St John’s mission is to prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance health and well-being of people of all races and creeds anywhere in New Zealand.

St John is a charitable organisation with a volunteer ethos. It operates independently of Government and business, and serves communities throughout New Zealand by delivering an extensive range of services and products in the health and health-related fields. These services and products include:

  • Emergency and non-emergency ambulance services for approximately 90% of New Zealand's population.
  • Emergency care and first aid at public events
  • Friendship and support over the phone to the lonely and the housebound
  • Transport for people to their health appointments
  • First aid training and health-related products and services to the community.

St John also runs a youth programme where young New Zealanders from 6 to 18 years can learn first aid, health care, self-discipline and general life skills in their communities.


A dynamic programme for 8 to 18 year olds.  The St John Youth Programmes focus on teaching young people first aid, health care, leadership and life skills.  Fantastic opportunities to meet new people, experience new things and have fun.

Volunteers support the Youth Group Leader to run the programmes by helping out or becoming a Divisional Leader.

Time Commitment:

Groups meet after school at various times across the region. Located in all key hubs of Alexandra, Cromwell, Queenstown (Frankton) and Wanaka. 

If you are interested in finding out more fill in an application form and we'll put you in touch with the coordinator in your area.

Skills Required:

Volunteers should be 18 + and have an interest in youth, education and health care. You should have the time to offer and enjoy having fun! Training is provided and we are happy to talk to you about a potential role based on your current skills. 

Skills Gained:

It is hoped that all volunteers, no matter how large or small their commitment to St John will feel part of the St John team and enjoy all the support, friendship and sense of team that comes with that. You will be provided with all the resources and assistance available to help you do the best job possible. Youth volunteers will gain satisfaction from enabling and seeing young people realise their potential. Leaders also experience a rapid increase in their own skills such as leadership, managing people, communication, understanding kids and teenagers - as well as practical skills in health and medical emergencies.

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Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Tuesday - Afternoon, Evening