St. John Ambulance services are provided by trained volunteers who recognize and respond to community-based health and safety needs. 

WHICH SERVICE?

There are FOUR volunteering services we offer in York Region where you can book our volunteers to help get involved with your event. You MAY even have multiple services we offer attend your event at the same time. Read DETAILS of our volunteer services we offer below.

  

Please ensure your request is sent in to us as soon as possible to increase your likelihood of receiving our volunteer services.

TO START: 

Press the GREEN button directly

below the service you require.

Complete our Volunteer Request Form,

answer a few questions and one of our

volunteers will contact you back. That's it!

PLEASE NOTE:

We have implemented NEW online request forms.  Sorry, FAXED requests will NO longer be accepted.

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"Community service is the backbone of St. John Ambulance"

Medical First Response Services

Event First Aid Coverage

Well-trained and well-equipped, St. John Ambulance MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDER volunteers are at countless public events, such as community gatherings, sporting and recreational events, to give First Aid care when emergencies occur. By being there, St. John Ambulance volunteers are “first on the scene” in the critical minutes until medical assistance arrives.

All effort will be made to ensure our volunteers are available for your community event; however, we operate on a first-come, first-serve policy based on volunteer availability. 

How to Request Services?

Complete the Event First Aid Coverage Form by hitting the MFR Service Request button below.

A York Region Community Service Coordinator or designate will follow-up on event details and complete other necessary documentation.

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St. John Ambulance, SJA York Region Volunteer (AMFR) Advanced Medical First Responce Services
St. John Ambulance, SJA York Region Volunteer (AMFR) Advanced Medical First Responce Services

Please Note:

St. John Ambulance requires advanced notice for events that require first aid coverage. Please allow 30-Days for processing.

  • We operate on a first come first serve basis

  • Submission of this form does NOT guarantee first aid coverage. A St. John Ambulance representative will contact you for further details about your event and your requirements.

Cost?

Although NO fee is required for our volunteers, we require a DONATION for our First Aid Coverage and we make suggestions based upon the event type, size and the equipment used. Donations assist in the cost-recovery of FIRST AID Supplies, Feet Operations & Fuel, Volunteer Training requirements and the general operation of our volunteer divisions. The donation amount will be discussed when we contact you about your specific event.

 
 
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Want THERAPY DOG full time? 

Meet our Black and Tan English Shepherd. He is our yearly featured St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog you can own which also helps to support our Therapy Dog Services program. Pick-up at our Branch Office for only a $25 donation.

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Therapy Dog Volunteer Visits

Improving lives on a daily basis, St. John Ambulance THERAPY DOG Program brings joy and comfort to the sick, lonely and to those in need of a friendly visit. This community service is unique to St. John Ambulance Canada and is delivered by Therapy Dog teams, who in 2016, 143+ York Region teams visited 4,634 clients in hospitals, retirement residences, care facilities, schools, and universities. Our four-legged volunteers are always greatly appreciated.

 

Here are our FOUR specific Therapy Dog Community Service programs we offer in York Region:

 

"THERAPY DOG VISITS"

Our St. John Ambulance volunteers and their Therapy Dogs make 1-hour scheduled visits with members of our community in schools, libraries hospitals, senior residences, nursing homes, businesses, public or awareness events, town or municipal events, colleges and universities. If you are an organization, business, education facility or an agency that could benefit from the therapeutic calming of our Therapy Dog visits, please contact us using the button below. We are always open to new venues or suggestions and would be happy to hear from you!

 

"THERAPY DOG Awareness"

Are you interested in having one of our St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog representatives come to your event, function or group? Engaging with the community with our dogs is what we like to do. Schedule us to come to your event as a Guest Speaker / Presenter so we may provide your audience with some insight into how our Therapy Dog program operates and the therapeutic benefits we provide to our community. We'll also bring our four-legged loved ones so you can see them in action! 

 

"I PLAY IT SAFE WITH DOGS"

(School Presentation Event & Group Venues)

“I Play It Safe With Dogs” is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service program that was created to educate children in the correct way to meet and greet a dog and what to do if confronted by a stray dog.

 

The focus of the presentation is to teach children in Grades 1 thru 3 how to handle situations with any dog and to reduce the number of dog bites. Since inception, it has been delivered to over 25,000 school children in York Region.

 

The presentation is one hour and consists of an informative and fun video and hands-on practice with two St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs. Although the presentation is aimed at grades 1-3, it can be adjusted to accommodate older or younger children.

 

"PAWS 4 STORIES®"

(Schools & Public Settings & Library Venues)

“Paws 4 Stories®” is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service program that was introduced to assist in helping to improve the reading skills of children by having a child read to a Therapy Dog.

 

The idea of a child reading to a dog has been around for many years. There is evidence that children quickly improved their reading skills and comprehension along with gaining confidence and self-esteem in their relationship with others.

 

The Paws 4 Stories Program can be implemented in either a library setting or in a school environment. The program consists of 8 one hour sessions, usually once a week.

 

How to Request Our Services?

Complete the Therapy Dog Volunteer Request Form by hitting the THERAPY DOG Service Request button below.

 

A York Region Community Service Coordinator or designate will follow-up with you with any other details and schedule a visit with one of our volunteer Therapy Dog Teams.

 

Please Note:

Due to liability issues and to safeguard our volunteers, we do not offer private visits in peoples homes. All visits are done in public settings. In special cases, we will, however, make every effort on a case-by-case situation. 

 

Cost?

Although no fee is charged for our Therapy Dog Service visits and volunteers, we do welcome donations. Donations assist in the cost-recovery of transportation, volunteer training requirements and the general operation of our volunteer divisions.

 

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Youth Cadets Helping In Our Communities

Eager to help provide community service support, St. John Ambulance YOUTH PROGRAM volunteers are available for your public event, such as community gatherings, sporting and recreational events, to help support your event. In York Region, youth in High Schools must contribute 40 hours of community services prior to graduating. Being a member of St. John Ambulance, we provide our youth the opportunity to help in our communities. Our youth volunteers attend events in their uniforms supervised by adult leaders.

All effort will be made to ensure our volunteers are available for your community event; however, we operate on a first-come, first-serve policy based on volunteer availability. 

Complete the Youth Program Volunteer Request Form by hitting the YOUTH Service Request button below.

A York Region Community Service Coordinator or designate will follow-up on event details and complete other necessary documentation.

St. John Ambulance, SJA York Region Volunteer (AMFR) Advanced Medical First Responce Services
St. John Ambulance, SJA York Region Volunteer (AMFR) Advanced Medical First Responce Services
St. John Ambulance, SJA York Region Volunteer (AMFR) Advanced Medical First Responce Services

Please Note:

St. John Ambulance requires advanced notice for events that require first aid coverage. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing.

  • We operate on a first come first serve basis

  • Submission of this form does NOT guarantee service coverage. A St. John Ambulance representative will contact you for further details about your event request and your requirements. Events must be held in a safe and supervised environment by the Event Host.

 

Cost?

Although no fee is charged for our Youth Program and volunteers, we do welcome donations. Donations assist in the general operation of our volunteer divisions.

 

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PLEASE NOTE: Your CAR SEAT must display the CMVSS Canadian maple leaf label to qualify for our clinic services. We operate by appointment only on a first come first serve basis and we welcome your donation to help assist in the operation of our volunteer divisions.

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PUBLIC Car Seat Clinics

Car Seat Clinics are scheduled at random locations every month within York Region. As the service requires one-on-one training with parents / guardians, we schedule our appointments in 30-minute segments. This is a valuable service which teachers you how to install your own child’s car seat which gives you peace in mind. Due to the volume of requests, booking an appointment by calling our York Region Branch from or from our calendar on a day a Car Seat Clinic is being held is necessary.

 

See our NEW! Child Car Seat Safety Clinic Page by pressing button below and see our monthly Car Seat Clinic Calendar for available dates to book an appointment.

Please Note:

  • We operate on a first come first serve basis

  • Submission of an appointment form does NOT guarantee your scheduling of your Car Seat Clinic training. A St. John Ambulance representative will contact you for further details and confirm your appointment.

Cost?

Although no fee is charged for our Car Seat Clinic Services and volunteers, we do welcome donations. Donations assist in the general operation of our volunteer divisions.

EVENT Car Seat Clinic Requests

Invite us to your business or event to hold a Car Seat Clinic. This is a great way to show your customers -or- your employees that you care for them and their families. Hold the event in your parking lot -or- during a BBQ.  As the service requires one-on-one training with parents / guardians, we schedule our appointments in 30-minute segments with up to 3 vehicles per segment. As our service is volunteer based, we prefer to schedule Event Car Seat Clinic's on weekends between the times of 10:00am-2:00pm. We can normally complete up to 21 one-on-one training with parents / guardians during this period. This is a valuable service which teachers you how to install your own child’s car seat which gives you peace in mind. 

 

See our Car Seat Clinic Service Request page by hitting the CAR SEAT Service Request button below.

Please Note:

  • We operate on a first come first serve basis

  • Submission of an appointment form does NOT guarantee your scheduling of your Car Seat Clinic Event Request. A St. John Ambulance representative will contact you for further details and confirm your appointment.

Cost?

Although no fee is charged for our Car Seat Clinic Services and volunteers, we do welcome donations. Donations assist in the general operation of our volunteer divisions.

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For further information about St. John Ambulance in Canada, please visit www.SJA.ca or contact:

 

York Region Branch
201-13321 Yonge Street,
Richmond Hill, ON L4E 0K5  
Tel.: (905) 773-3394
Fax: (905) 773-1046

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ABOUT ST. JOHN AMBULANCE IN CANADA      
St. John Ambulance is Canada’s leading authority in first aid since 1883. Today we train over 550,000 Canadians annually in first aid and other health and safety related courses. As a charitable organization, proceeds from our training are directed back to local communities through our volunteer programs. St. John Ambulance has over 12,000 volunteers across Canada providing more than one million hours of community service annually. They serve their local communities through programs such as Medical First Response, Therapy Dog, Car Seat Clinics, Youth Programs, Disaster Response and more. 

St. John Ambulance is an international humanitarian Organization and is a foundation of the Order of St. John.

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