St. John AmbulanceOrganization Type: Social & Community Services
Address: 83 Loon Avenue, Barrie, Ontario L4N 8V9
Contact: William A Sergeant
Are you looking for a fulfilling volunteer opportunity to help others in your community?
The Order of St. John is one of the world’s oldest humanitarian organizations. It started with the Knights Hospitaller of Saint John of Jerusalem in 1099 creating a hospital to treat pilgrims and crusaders. Now a world-wide non-denominational charitable organization, Saint John is dedicated to the service of others in over 40 countries; with more than 30,000 members. St John is supported by approximately 250,000 regular volunteers and 4,000 employees.
Still in Jerusalem, St. John Eye Hospital treats patients free of charge with satellite clinics in Gaza, Hebron & Anabta. On average the Hospital treats 125,000 patients per year including 38,000 children and performed 5,200 sight-saving operations last year. Services around the globe include: eye clinics in South Africa, hospices in Antigua, dental clinics in Uganda, dialysis clinics in Malaysia, HIV/AIDS Counseling and testing services in Jamaica, Mother and Baby programs in Kenya. In Australia and New Zealand, St. John provides paramedic services (EMS).
In Ontario, St. John Ambulance (SJA) is currently divided into 12 Regions and 3 Service Centers. SJA Council for Ontario has more than 139 years of continuous service to the citizens of Ontario. Simcoe Muskoka Branch members have been volunteering to help people for more than 81 years. Simcoe Muskoka’s Community Services are comprised of Medical First Responders, Therapy Dogs, Car Seat Educators, Youth Unit, Non-uniform volunteers and Fellowship members. They contribute more than 20,000 hours each year in total.
Simcoe Muskoka Branch has its own Board of Directors which oversees the activities of its volunteers, provides strategic direction and maintains the Branch profile with the Community. Board membership also participates in one or more of five committees as follows:
- Community Services Committee;
- Community Relations Committee;
- Honours and Awards Committee;
- Fund Development Committee; and
- Northern Development Committee.
Shortly, there will be two openings on our Board. We seek people to join us who have interest in our Purpose (Saving Lives) and can bring insight and experience in one or more of Marketing, Community Relations and Fund Development and who live either in Simcoe County.
In terms of time, there are roughly 9 Board meetings a year as well as Committee work. Involvement, depending on portfolio could be from 5-20 hours per month (when there’s a Board meeting, usually less when not).
If you are interested in volunteering as Board Member or for further information please email: <YorkSimcoeMuskoka@sja.ca>
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