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Medical First Responders

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Medical First Responders
Date Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012
Organization Name: St. John Ambulance
Organization Contact: Heather LeBlanc
905-568-1905
heather.leblanc@on.sja.ca
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: If you are a hard working, enthusiastic individual looking to give back to your community by donating your time for the benefit of a local charity or someone wishing to build your personal portfolio, then this opportunity could be for you!
Type of Organization: Health-related Service
More Info Link: http://www.sjapeel.ca
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: The medical first response program is comprised of volunteers who attend community events to provide first aid coverage throughout the community. Well trained and well-equipped, volunteers provide basic and advanced care when needed.

The training focus of the program is on learning more advanced skills, the proper use of the equipment, and teamwork along with providing a service to the community. We also provide ongoing advanced first aid training to our volunteers year round at our bi-weekly meetings.
Sample Tasks: The Orangeville Medical First Response Unit covers community events in the Orangeville and Dufferin County area. Events such as the Orangeville Blues and Jazz festival, Track and Field, Fall Fairs, Bike and Cross Country Races, Founders Day Festival, and Canada Day are a few of the many community events that we cover.
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
  • Evening
  • Weekend
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Any Dufferin
Wheelchair Accessibility: No
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): No
Commitment Length / Duration: Long Term (more than 1 year)
Training Required:
  • First Aid
  • CPR training
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Areas of Interest:
  • Hospital / Health / Medical
  • Emergency Services / Crisis Services / Legal
Skills / Experience: Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older and have St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid & Level ā€˜Cā€™ or HCP CPR as a prerequisite to join the program. In addition, a police record check will be required upon completion of an interview. Please call for upcoming meeting dates.
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