We provide health shuttles, youth programmes, hospital friends, phone friends, pet outreach therapy and more, in communities across the country.

True to our vision and values, Hato Hone 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.

Waka Ora | Health Shuttles
Our Health Shuttle is a free community service that transports people to essential appointments.
Find out about Health Shuttles >>

Reo Manaaki | Caring Caller
Our free Caring Caller service connects people who need a friend with people who have time to listen and chat.
More about Caring Caller >>

Toha Manaaki | Hospital Volunteers and Community Carers
Our Friends of the Emergency Department (FED) and Hospital Friends volunteers provide comfort and support to hospital patients.
Find out more >>

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 >>

Mōkai Manaaki | Therapy Pets
Our popular community programmes sponsored by Summerset Retirement Villages brings furry companions to bedsides and classrooms around the country, where a dose of aroha from our four-legged friends can be just what the doctor ordered.
Learn about Therapy Pets>>

Partnered programmes
We partner with other organisations to bring you Healthline, Outreach Therapy Pets and PRIME.
Find out about partner programmes >>

Nga Tohu Whakaora e Toru | 3 Steps for Life
Get free training and help save lives in your community. 
Find out about 3 Steps for Life >>

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