St John is run and staffed by people who are passionate about serving their communities and caring for fellow New Zealanders. We are a charity and have a volunteer ethos, with paid and volunteer members working side by side.
Local and global
St John has existed in New Zealand since 1885 and is part of a global organisation known as the Order of St John, which is active in more than 40 countries. The Order of St John can trace its history back to a hospital set up in Jerusalem during the Crusades over a thousand years ago.
Enhancing health and wellbeing
Those who work for St John are driven by the desire to help their local communities by providing essential health-related services. Our five Values - we do the Right Thing; we stand Side by Side; we Make It Better; we have Open Minds; we are Straight Up - help us to achieve our vision of 'enhanced health and well-being for all New Zealanders'.
St John is at the frontline of medical response providing Ambulance Services throughout New Zealand. We’re also part of the broader landscape of health and social care, through our provision of first aid training, event medical services, medical alarms, youth programmes and a wide range of community programmes.