Have you ever thought about becoming an ambulance volunteer?

It’s easier than you think.

There are more than 1500 volunteers in regional South Australia in over 80 volunteer teams. Ambulance volunteers provide professional emergency ambulance and patient transfer services within their country communities.

You can volunteer at your local station as a volunteer ambulance officer. You’ll attend emergency and non-emergency ambulance calls, as well as other duties as required.

Volunteering can become part of your lifestyle. Rosters and training are flexible and are designed around you so that you can progress at a pace that you are comfortable with.

You could be our next ambulance volunteer, so find out more about the application process.

Commitment: 30 hours a month

Location: Multiple locations in regional SA

“I wanted to diversify my skill set from my everyday work, which is greatly different to my farming life. As a volunteer I’ve been able to try something new that is rewarding and has influenced my life for the better. I’ve gained new skills, met new people, and enjoy being part of a team that provides a high level of care to the community. ”

Brad Jaeschke, Clare

“Having a local familiar face attend to a patient can be most reassuring. Any contribution to our roster is welcome. If you are adverse to blood, or do not think you have what it takes – there are many operational levels that may suit you. We need support ambulance assist personnel through to ambulance officers. ”

Jo Hough, Keith

“I live a very busy lifestyle but SA Ambulance Service is very flexible with rostering and training is in the evening, making it easy for me to fit it in with work. I have three boisterous young boys who may need an ambulance one day. It comforts me to have an ambulance service in Meningie to get medical attention within minutes if an emergency may occur. ”

Michael Greenwood, Meningie

“My favourite thing about volunteering is being able to help out a total stranger. It gives me the feeling that one day when someone important to me requires help, there will be a network of people that are there ready to help them no matter who they are. ”

Reece Warren, Yorketown

Volunteer with us! SA Ambulance Service volunteering becomes part of your lifestyle.

Rosters and training are flexible and are designed around you, so that you can progress at a pace that you are comfortable with.

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Station Locations

We have 80 volunteer ambulance stations across South Australia.

Check out our interactive map to find your closest volunteer station.

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Almost 100 stations across the state

Meet our Volunteers

Jay Dudley

Every job I go on and every training night I attend, I am continuously learning more, I love that! I came in with basic knowledge of first aid and have been provided with the training to drive an ambulance and operate clinical equipment …

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Emily Williams
Port MacDonnell

I absolutely love every minute of volunteering with SA Ambulance Service, everyone at my local station are welcoming and friendly so it didn’t take very long for them to consider me part of their family …

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Lisa Kruger

You will not only gain medical training and certificates that can later help you gain further job opportunities, you will be joining an awesome team where you will gain friendships and have a lot of good times while helping your local community …

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Frequently Asked Questions

Becoming a volunteer ambulance officer is both rewarding for you and your community. But we know you might have some questions. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and see just how easy it is to become a volunteer.

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  • How do I apply to become a volunteer?
  • Do I have to pay for my ambulance training?
  • I don’t have any experience in the medical field. Can I still apply?
  • What age do you need to be to become a volunteer?
  • Can I still be a volunteer if I work full time?


SA Ambulance Service is committed to engaging with the community and we attend as many events as possible. If you would like us to attend your event (i.e. school visit, country fairs and shows), please complete the Community Event Request Form.

For children aged 4 to 11, check out our Educational Kids Film on YouTube. Presented by paramedics Erin, Tom and Cassie, the film explores what happens you call Triple Zero (000). 

Volunteering enquiries

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