Volunteer Program

Ambulance Tasmania

Volunteer Program

Volunteer Ambulance OfficerAmbulance Tasmania's 600 Volunteer Ambulance Officers (VAOs) are integral to our operations and work across the State from 41 locations including:

  • 15 branch stations where volunteers work with  salaried paramedics
  • 21 volunteer-only stations
  • 5 Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs).

Each year, volunteer ambulance crews respond to thousands of emergency and non-emergency cases and provide lifesaving medical support and assistance to Tasmanians and visitors to the state.

They donate over 500 000 hours each year, at an average of 82 hours per volunteer each month.

Volunteer Ambulance Officers :

  • are often the first responders to the scene of medical emergencies in rural Tasmania.
  • work alongside Ambulance Tasmania paramedics.
  • provide patient care in accordance with approved Clinical Practice Guidelines.
  • operate Ambulance Tasmania vehicles.
  • complete Patient Care Records.
  • hand over care to arriving ambulance paramedic crews or to medical staff at a receiving hospital.


Ambulance Tasmania is always looking for committed, caring people join our team of volunteers, especially in rural communities.

If you would like to make a very real contribution to your community, and gain valuable skills that will stay with you for life, apply today. No experience is necessary - just a passion to help and a willingness to learn.

For more information, or to request an application kit: