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Motueka St John Ambulance Service

St John Volunteers

It takes a special person to be a St John volunteer. Are you up for it?

Volunteers are the backbone of St John. Join one of the most respected organisations in New Zealand. The work is demanding, the hours may be long, you may never get paid less, but the rewards are out of this world. Learn practical skills to help your community, work alongside experienced officers, and received NZQA recognised training.

 * How much time do I need to give?
We ask that volunteers do it least three shifts per month. There is also some time involved with training. This may be a day shift from 7am to 6pm or nightshift from 6pm to 7am.
 * What is the cost for me?
St John covers all costs including training in uniform.
 * Am I required to work by myself?
No, as a volunteer in Motueka you will work with one of our full-time staff.
 * What training will I receive?
St John will provide training to NZQA level, which includes the National Diploma in Ambulance Practice.

To find out more about becoming a St John Volunteer and join our team, contact Karyn Bell, Operations Team Manager, on 528 1051 or 027 277 6172 or email

Reception is now open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10.00am to 12 noon, excepting public holidays.

St John Motueka Area Committee
Our Volunteer Area Committee is the team delivering the administration and support behind the Ambulance, Shuttle and other community services shown on this page. If you would like to be part of St John, we have the following vacancies:
  - Secretary   (Applicant must be computer literate)
  - General Committee Members

Please phone Fred Wassell, 528 8368 or email

St John Youth Leaders

St John is looking for two motivated people to be trained as youth leaders in Motueka. The new leaders will help run St John's Youth Division.

District Youth Manager Tracey Simonsen says: "Without these youth leaders, we may not be able to run the division this year, which would be an immense shame for the kids."

Tracey says the St John Youth programme is one of New Zealand's biggest and fastest growing youth programmes. It provides more than 4500 young people with opportunities to meet new people, learn new skills and work towards goals. If you're interested, phone 528 7277.

St John Health Shuttle Service

FREE to our local community, for all ages.

This service covers Motueka township, Mariri to Edwards Road Lower Moutere, Pa Point Riwaka to the bottom of Takaka Hill. We have dedicated drivers wanting to have busy days assisting you.

Book us for travel to and from your next dentist, physio, osteo, chiropractor or doctors appointment. Just ask the person making your appointment to book the service on your behalf. All bookings accepted must be 24 hours or greater in advance of your appointment.

Other services

 •  Youth Cadets - For 6-18 years, every Thursday through the school term 5.30-7pm and 6.30-7.30pm for the older children.
 •  Hall and board room facility for training sessions and meetings. Phone 528 7277.
 •  Caring Caller - Free once a day phone call to some one who is house bound.
 •  St John medical alarms - Personal alarm system for security of mind when living with and illness or are not stable on their feet. Phone 0800 785 646