The 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.