My Volunteering Story

Are you a Medical First Responder, Therapy Dog Handler, Youth or Youth Leader, Car Seat Safety Educator, First Aid Educator or Branch / Board volunteer for St. John Ambulance York Region?
We really want to hear your volunteering stories of why you decided to volunteer with St. John Ambulance and how do  you volunteer!

Our “My Volunteer Story” campaign series helps to tell your story! 

This also helps educate the public about how our St. John Ambulance’s Volunteer Community Services serves the community of York Region.

Don't worry, we will step you through the whole process and have examples to show you along the way but deciding to SIGN UP and sharing your story is the FIRST STEP! 

To begin, REVIEW or DOWNLOAD the Interview Questions in advance.


This helps you to formulate your response before returning and submitting your brief answers to us in an online form through the My Volunteering Story Form.


If selected, you will have OPTIONS of how your story will be shown and must complete and sign a online Photo / Video Release Form in order to be eligible to participate as an entrant in this campaign.

Review the questions below or go to the form here:

Social Media Photo / Video Series

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Tell us your story to show how "Community services is the backbone of St. John Ambulance"

Interview Questions

Here are the questions that will appear on our online My Volunteering Story Form.

FORM SAVE & RETURN FEATURE - Our My Volunteering Story Form will ask you to create an account before beginning. This allows you to time to formulate your responses, save your progress and return at a later time if you do not complete the form questions in one go. Please remember your login and password.  

You can also DOWNLOAD the interview questions to work offline and formulate your response before returning and submitting your brief answers to us on our My Volunteering Story Form.


PLEASE NOTE - We are NOT looking for huge essay answers. Just brief direct answers.   


  • What is your name and how long have you been volunteering at St. John Ambulance?

  • How do you volunteer? What’s your role? (AMFR / Therapy Dog / FA Educator / Youth / CS Educator)

  • What inspired you to volunteer?

  • What did you have to do in order to volunteer in this role?  

  • What do you enjoy about volunteering?

  • Can you (briefly) share a volunteering story?

( Therapy Dog Volunteer Questions Only )

  • What is the name, age and breed of dog?

  • What else can you tell us about your dog? 

  • What type of visits do you do? & Where do you go?

Thank You 
for Volunteering!

For further information about St. John Ambulance in Canada, please visit 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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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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