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QAS Volunteers

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) has more than 1600 volunteers providing support to our service in a variety of operational and community roles.

The QAS places great importance on the value of our volunteers and their connection to the community.  Our volunteers exemplify the important and enduring partnership that exists between the QAS and the Queensland community.

We recognise QAS volunteers bring with them a range of skills, knowledge and abilities; not to mention the time, effort and energy they put into supporting the ambulance service and helping to build community resilience in Queensland.

Whether you’re looking for a hands-on volunteering role or prefer to volunteer ‘behind the scenes’ to support your ambulance service and the community, QAS has an opportunity for you.

Read on to find out more about volunteering for QAS, or click the links below to jump to the relevant section:

Community (non-operational) volunteers:

  • Local Ambulance Committee (LAC) volunteers
  • CPR Awareness Program volunteers (usually part of or connected to a LAC)

Learn more about becoming a QAS community volunteer.

Operational volunteers, also known as ‘honorary officers’:

  • Honorary Ambulance Officers
  • First Responders
  • Volunteer Drivers.

These volunteer roles are primarily located in rural, remote or isolated communities where QAS has determined there is an operational need.

Learn more about becoming a QAS operational volunteer.


There is a QAS volunteer role for everyone!

The great thing about becoming a volunteer for the QAS is that there is a role for everyone - you can be young or young at heart, super-fit, of average health or have a disability. 

Volunteering is rewarding. You can learn new skills and help make your community more resilient.

Things to consider if you are interested in becoming a QAS volunteer include:

  • where you live
  • how much time you can offer
  • how much training you are prepared to undertake, and
  • the particular requirements of the volunteer position you are interested in.

For more information see the Volunteering for QAS brochure.

If you would like to find out about QAS Volunteer opportunities in your local area, please see the volunteer recruitment page.

Please note that a criminal history check may be undertaken on current and prospective volunteers to ensure that the QAS maintains the highest standards of personal integrity in the delivery of services to the Queensland community.

The QAS is committed to creating a future free from domestic and family violence. The QAS supports safe, respectful and inclusive workplaces.

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Last updated 26 September 2017

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