Info for New Recruits

Ambulance Tasmania

Info for New Recruits

Current vacancies

We're always looking for committed, caring people to join our team of Volunteer Ambulance Officers, especially in rural and remote communities.

Not all communities are actively recruiting new volunteers all the time. We currently have a significant waiting list of applicants wishing to work out of Sorell / Huonville / New Norfolk and as such, we are only accepting a limited number of applications for these stations at this time. Please check back regularly for updates and changes.

You don't have to stay forever

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.

Where you live or work is important

You must live locally or be prepared to travel to your assigned station and remain there while on duty.

Given the nature of ambulance work, itisgenerally impractical for volunteers in rural communities to respond to cases if they live/work more that 15 minutes from their assigned ambulance station.

At Branch Stations, where volunteers work alongside salaried paramedics, you must be prepared to remain at the station or in very close proximity while on duty.

What you need

To become a Volunteer Ambulance Officer you must:

  • Be fit and healthy
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Demonstrate competent driving skills and hold a current "C" class (car) driver's licence

No experience is necessary – just a passion to help and a willingness to learn.

All applicants are required to attend an interview, have a Police Record Check and successfully complete an Essential Skills training course. Appointment as a Volunteer Ambulance Officer is at the discretion of Ambulance Tasmania.

What you give

As a Volunteer Ambulance Officer you must be able to give:

  • Commitment
  • Time for on-call duties, attending cases and regular training

What you get

As a Volunteer Ambulance Officer you will certainly get:

  • Advanced First Aid skills
  • Transferable qualifications
  • Opportunity to work as part of a close-knit team
  • A feeling of making a useful contribution to your community

If you want to broaden your skills, gain valuable accreditation and experience through ongoing training, and make a contribution that counts, become a Volunteer Ambulance Officer today.