SA Ambulance in process of recruiting volunteers

Steve and Julie from the Hawker ambulance station. Hawker and other stations in the area are in the process of recruiting volunteers.
Steve and Julie from the Hawker ambulance station. Hawker and other stations in the area are in the process of recruiting volunteers.

Ambulance stations at Hawker, Leigh Creek, Quorn and Yunta are on the hunt for new volunteer ambulance officers to join their teams.

It is hoped the recruitment program will attract volunteers from the local area and further afield.

Regional team leader Janet Brewer said the service needed people to help on weekends at Hawker and Quorn, but stressed that SA Ambulance was flexible with volunteers to help manage commitments.

“Volunteering for SA Ambulance Service gives you a say in your community and keeps the service going,” Ms Brewer said.

“We need to make sure we are sustainable for the future which includes getting new people trained and on the roster.” 

“If we can encourage local residents in Hawker, Leigh Creek, Quorn and Yunta to join us, that’s our ideal situation,” she said.

Hawker volunteer Steve Taylor said he started his training at SA Ambulance Service when he retired from the police force.

“I would encourage anyone who wants to help their community and who likes interacting with others to give it a go,” Mr Taylor said.

“It gives you a great sense of achievement.”

To learn more about how to become a volunteer ambulance officer in the Flinders, contact regional team leader Janet Brewer on 0417 881 950. 

To find out more about volunteering in other areas, visit saambulance.com.au or call 1800 655 306.