St John is busy throughout the community. We provide health shuttles, youth programmes, hospital friends, phone friends, pet outreach therapy and more.

True to our vision and values, St John is busy throughout the community. The programmes we provide help people in many ways. In some cases they’re practical, like transport to health appointments; at other times they’re about emotional health, like providing regular contact with a caring friend. These services are run primarily by volunteers and are often free of charge.

Health Shuttles
The Health Shuttle is a free community service that transports people to essential appointments.
Find out about Health Shuttles >>

Caring Caller
St John’s free Caring Caller service connects people who need a friend with people who have time to listen and chat.
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Friends of the Emergency Department/Hospital Friends
Our Friends of the Emergency Department (FED) and Hospital Friends volunteers provide comfort and support to hospital patients.
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ASB St John in Schools
The ASB St John in Schools programme gives children an understanding of emergencies, as well as how and when to call an ambulance.
Learn about ASB St John in Schools >>

Youth programmes
The development programmes we run for young people - ages 6 to 18 - have the right balance of education and fun.
Investigate youth programmes >>

Therapy Pets
Animal-assisted therapy promotes emotional wellbeing in hospitals and rest homes. Animal volunteers also help children suffering from a variety of illnesses.
More about Therapy Pets >>

Partnered programmes

We partner with other organisations to bring you Healthline, Outreach Therapy Pets and PRIME.

Find out about partner programmes >>