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St John is inviting islanders to find out about the many volunteer roles within the organisation at an Open Day on 1 November.

The theme of the day, ‘Can you fill this space?’, aims to show islanders the many ways their skills and interests could be used to make a difference to the community.

The Open Day takes place at St John headquarters on the Rohais on Sunday 1 November from 1 to 5 pm.  Current volunteers will showcase the different areas of the organisation, ranging from support roles to those on the frontline emergency service. This includes community first responders, administrators, fundraisers, first aid volunteers, youth workers, patient transporters as well as cliff rescue volunteers.

While first aid is an essential part of the service provided by St John, there are also many non-clinical positions available including youth work, logistics and administration. The roles require varying levels of time commitment and are all vital to ensure the organisation continues to provide a life-saving service to the island. Most of the roles can fit around full time employment and anyone over the age of 18 years is able to put themselves forward.

New recruits will be given training, support and insurance completely free of charge to learn the necessary skills and build confidence for their volunteering role.

Two thirds of St John members are volunteers.  This is one of the core principles of St John around the world and has been since its formation in the 1800’s and St John Guernsey is no exception.

Vanessa Spiller, chief executive officer of the Commandery of St John, said: “There is such a broad range of roles that people can do at St John.  Whatever your interest or skills there will be a place for you. Volunteering with St John is a great way to give something back to the community, develop skills and join a team of dedicated, like-minded people. So if you are enthusiastic and want to learn more about what opportunities there are at St John , come along to our Open Day to find out how you can help a charity at the heart of the community.”

For more information about the recruitment day or to register your interest, please contact


Posted: October 21, 2015