St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) is a self-funding charitable organisation. The revenue generated from the sale of our first aid training and equipment, funds the delivery of our community services.
First aid is predominantly at our core. It is provided through more than 3,400 volunteers who attend large and small community events and activities. It is also provided to the wider community of NSW in homes and workplaces through the close to 80,000 people St John trains each year.
Through our Program to Aid Literacy (PALs), the 500 trained St John volunteers provide assistance to primary school children with reading difficulties. Our Immunisation Program volunteers administratively assist the NS W Department of Health Immunisation teams when they visit NSW secondary schools.
The Ophthalmic work we support provides access to specialised eye treatment in isolated rural and remote parts of NSW and also to patients at the St John Hospital in Jerusalem.