Reference nr. 3178 : St John New Zealand | Hato Hone Aotearoa
Volunteer Health Shuttle Drivers and Assistants

Making over 65,000 trips per year, the Hato Hone St John Health Shuttle is a free community service that transports people to and from essential medical and health related appointments. The service is often used by older people, by people who are too unwell to drive a vehicle, and those who cannot access other transport options.

Driving a Hato Hone St John Shuttle vehicle, you will be responsible for ensuring clients safely reach their appointments on time. This volunteer role is highly customer focussed and whilst some clients may be physically able, others may need assistance.  Therefore, in addition to having a sensitivity toward those who are unwell, being physically fit is also important in this role.

What do I need to volunteer in these roles?

No prior experience is required, however there are of course some essential requirements:
  • Held a full and clean NZ Drivers Licence for at least 12 months (vehicle may be a manual)
  • Have a clean police record
  • Ability to commit to one shift rostered per week or fortnight
  • Have excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Friendly, caring and compassionate, with a genuine interest in the well-being of others
  • An aptitude for diverse cultures
  • Be physically fit

Specific requirements
Please note: all appointments are subject to satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, references, police and driver checks, and medical clearance.  For driving roles, you will be required to meet the St John medical standards.

In return, we will provide relevant training (including First Aid Level 1), a uniform, ongoing support, and Hato Hone St John membership (which gives free ambulance service for immediate family).

The best gift anyone can give is 'time'.  Come join our team of volunteers where the time they give is highly valued in their communities.

We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce and adhere to best practice equal employment opportunity principles in all aspects of our recruitment and our ways of working.

Haramai ngā tai o te āniwaniwa, he kāhui rangatira tēnei, he kāhui whakamana tāngata whaimahi, e te iti, e te rahi e
Bay of Islands - Whangaroa

10 volunteers needed


✔ Police check
✔ Reference provided after some time