The Value of St John’s Volunteers

F_R_HealthShuttleThe contribution volunteers make to New Zealanders’ health and wellbeing is priceless, but St John estimates its 9,447 volunteers contribute more than $30 million dollars in value each year to its ambulance service and community health programmes.

Chief Executive Peter Bradley says: “On behalf of St John, I want to thank our volunteers for their commitment, care, drive and passion. They make a positive difference in their communities, and we simply could not deliver our emergency services or community health programmes without them.”

Last year thanks to St John’s 9,447 volunteers:

  • 7,174 community events were provided with medical services
  • 1,189 Area Committee members supported local communities
  • 1,200 people received regular phone calls from one of our Caring Callers
  • 279 therapy pets supported the emotional wellbeing of people in hospitals and rest homes
  • 63,996 trips were made by Health Shuttle volunteers taking people to health related appointments
  • 2,928 Ambulance Volunteers helped towards the
  • 366,375 emergency incidents that were attended by ambulance crews
  • 834 Friends of the Emergency Department and Hospital Friends volunteers helped patient families and loved ones in Emergency Departments and hospital wards across the country
  • 1,091 Youth Leaders made a positive impact on the lives of our
  • 6,555 young penguins and cadets
  • 70 volunteers in governance roles helped shape the future of St John.