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Volunteering

Your opportunity to make a real difference

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The lifeblood of Hato Hone St John

We started out as a voluntary organisation and today about 70% of our workforce are volunteers; a mighty team of 8,000 remarkable individuals doing important mahi (work) across a diverse range of roles. From operating health shuttles to teaching first aid, providing medical services and crewing ambulances, to helping in our retail stores, and visiting people in care homes. We even welcome our four-legged friends as part of our therapy pets programme!

We couldn't do it all without the energy and generosity our volunteers. 

Experience the rewards of giving back

There are so many ways to get involved, and the work you do makes a huge difference to kiwis across the motu, and there’s lots of benefits in it for you too! 

As a volunteer with Hato Hone St John, you'll acquire new skills, forge lifelong friendships, and contribute to delivering essential health and community services throughout Aotearoa. Joining our team means receiving comprehensive training, ongoing support, exclusive benefits, discounts, wellbeing resources, and more. 

Studies show that volunteering provides a host of benefits, from enhancing mental and physical well-being to expanding social circles, and developing a deep sense of fulfilment through positive community contributions. Discover the joys of volunteering with us!  

Don't take our word for it!

Check out what some of our volunteers have to say: 

"Volunteering is my Step Forward in making a better tomorrow. Whether it be for an individual, community, or Hato Hone St John, offering my time and efforts has been worthwhile. I know I'm making a difference."
- Annie, 38, Ambulance and Events Volunteer, and First Responder 

"I love the camaraderie we have as a group. It's also a lot of fun." 
- Steve, 66, Waka Ora Health Shuttle Driver  

"Volunteering gives me a sense of pride and an enormous amount of passion to help others. I love seeing how my contribution can make such a positive impact on someone's day whether it be small or large." 
- Oli, 19, Area Committee Member  

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