If you would like to make a very real contribution to your community, and gain valuable skills that will stay with you for life, apply today. No experience is necessary – just a passion to help and a willingness to learn.
About Our Volunteer Program
In rural and remote communities, most Volunteer Ambulance Officers work "on call" and are able to continue with everyday activities at home or at work ... as long as they can respond immediately when paged for a medical emergency.
In larger towns, volunteers work with paramedics and must remain at the local ambulance station while on duty.
The work is challenging, and some volunteers stay with us for a year or two, while others work with us for 20 years or more.
Regardless of how long you can help out for, every volunteer is a vital part of Ambulance Tasmania, giving valuable support to the service and their community.
Challenging work. No pay. Total respect.
Ambulance Tasmania is always looking for committed, caring people join our team of Volunteer Ambulance Officers, especially in rural communities. No experience is necessary – just a passion to help and a willingness to learn.
If you are passionate about helping your local community, and want to gain valuable skills that will stay with you for life, apply to become a Volunteer Ambulance Officer.
You must be at least 18 years old, fit and healthy, and be a competent driver with a current "C" class (car) driver's licence.
All applicants are required to attend an interview, have a Police Record Check and successfully complete a six-day Essential Skills training course. Appointment as a Volunteer Ambulance Officer is at the discretion of Ambulance Tasmania.
If you, or someone you know, would like more information about becoming a Volunteer Ambulance Officer:
phone 1300 303 196
or visit your local ambulance station and ask to speak with a Branch Station Officer or the Volunteer Coordinator.
Fill in the expression of interest form if you would like us to contact you with further information on joining Ambulance Tasmania as a volunteer.
We currently have a significant waiting list of applicants wishing to work out of the following stations: Sorell / Huonville / New Norfolk. We are not accepting new applications for these stations at this time. If your first preference is one of these stations but you would be able to work out of a different station, please complete the form and include the relevant station name in the ‘Additional Comments/Questions’ section. Please check back regularly for updates and changes. We greatly appreciate your interest in becoming a Volunteer Ambulance Officer.