Become a Wish Ambulance Driver/ Crew
The Ambulance Wish Western Australia volunteering program supports the final wish fulfilment for terminally ill and palliative patients and their families, and the volunteers who undertake and assist in the process.
If becoming a Wish Ambulance Driver or Crew appeals to you and you meet the essential criteria listed below, volunteer now!
You will need to complete the form below, provide us with the necessary documents to undertake National Police and Working With Children checks and undertake an induction training day.
WISH AMBULANCE DRIVER/ CREW DUTIES INCLUDE . . .
Accompanying wish recipients on their final wishes.
Driving the Wish Ambulance to the final wish location and back.
Checking essential equipment prior to undertaking final wishes.
Converse with the wish recipient and their family and friends.
Expressions of interest are now open for individuals with patient transport, ambulance attendant, first responder experience or those with an interest in palliative care who would like to register their interest to volunteer with Ambulance Wish Western Australia. Volunteer Wish Ambulance Drivers and Crew accompany the wish recipient and a friend or family member on their final wish, providing care and support as required*.
You can volunteer on an ad hoc or regular basis, and we promise you’ll always feel welcome.
What skills, experience and qualities do you need?
- Current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID0011);
- Working With Children (WWC) clearance, or willingness to attain;
- Record of having 2021 Flu vaccination and Covid-19 immunisation (first COVID-19 vaccine to be received by 17 September 2021). [This is a requirement by the WA Government for all healthcare workers, including volunteers, to enter residential aged care facilities];
- Current Police Clearance, dated within 6 months, or willingness to undertake one;
- A passion for the work of Ambulance Wish Western Australia;
- Personable, enthusiastic and approachable;
- An honest and trustworthy nature.
- Current unrestricted ‘C’ class driver’s licence with no more than 6 demerit points;
- Reasonable level of physical fitness (to undertake safe manual handling of wish recipients and equipment);
- Sound knowledge of road rules with a safe and courteous attitude to driving;
- Good navigation and safe driving history with larger passenger vehicles.
The benefits to you
- Experience working with a professional altruistic charity;
- Meet new people;
- References for future employers;
- Develop your skills;
- A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference.
What you can expect from Ambulance Wish WA
- An induction session to introduce you to the charity, recognise your skills and identify any ongoing support you may need from us in order to fulfil the role;
- Invitations to Ambulance Wish Western Australia events;
- A designated point of contact for support and guidance, when needed;
- Volunteer newsletter.