St John has nearly 19,000 active volunteers busy all over the country - offering First Aid and emergency care at accidents and incidents, giving selfless service to the communities, in which they live, offering emergency medical services and training our vast youth network in personal development and leadership among other things.
Not only are our volunteers highly trained, disciplined professionals in what they do, they are also from all walks of life and of all ages. From university students to young professionals, retirees to primary school children, we have a place for everyone to serve humanity in some way. Our youngest member is 6 years old and the oldest way over 60!
The volunteers are spread all over the country in small operational units called divisions. They are mostly uniformed and function within a rank structure.
The Chief Commissioner is the senior-most uniformed volunteer and is the Officer in charge of the volunteers of St John in Kenya. He is assisted in his work by National Officers and Regional Commissioners at regional level. The current Chief Commissioner is Mr. Eliakim M. Masale, MBS.
However, some volunteers serve in our various Regional Councils and the National Council. There are also options for short-term volunteering in professional capacities that adult volunteer may pursue..
Become a volunteer
Nearly 19,000 active St John Ambulance volunteers are always busy all over the country - offering First Aid and emergency care at accidents and incidents, giving selfless service to the communities in which they live.
The volunteers are also involved in HIV/AIDS interventions, especially in providing Home-Based Care to HIV/AIDS patients in communities all around the country.
You become a volunteer by joining any one of our units, called divisions spread across the country. Each division has about 40 members. There are three age categories of volunteers i.e. badgers (6-11 years old), Cadets (12-18 years old), and Adults (Above 18 years old).
The unit (division) you join will take you through an Induction (or orientation) course, followed by your initial First Aid course. After you get your First Aid certificate, then you're a bona fide member and you can now participate in St John activities.
Your unit will also furnish you with a programme for the year, and let you know what's required of you to keep your membership efficient.
The St John unit is self-sustaining financially. That means you'll probably pay a membership fee (mostly around Sh.200) and a small monthly subscription of about Sh.50. Other activities are planned for according to the needs of the unit.