How we operate

We depend entirely on volunteers to run St John Ambulance, from administrative duties to being on the front line providing medical care to the Bermuda community.

Our volunteers are the driving force behind our organization – they provide their time (over 10,000 man hours each year!) and expertise without any personal financial gain. They are generally high school students and members of the general public who are interested in learning new skills and going out into the community to assist those in need. We also have EMTs, paramedics, nurses, general practitioners, firemen and even surgeons that are members and volunteer their time with SJA.

To join St John Ambulance, you must be at least eighteen years of age. There are weekly Monday night training sessions at our headquarters on Point Finger Road from 7PM-8:30PM. Members are encouraged to attend at least two Monday night training sessions per month and sign up to at least 2 duty events a month in order to maintain a standard level of training as a SJA volunteer. Every St John Ambulance member is also SCARS certified.

Interested in taking the next step and becoming a volunteer? Simply contact recruitment@sjabermuda.org to get started!


Events attended yearly

Volunteer hours each year




Where to begin?

What comes next?


Once accepted as a volunteer, we will provide you will First Aid & CPR training. As a First Aider, you’ll provide aid to people in need of care at different events island wide. This role can see you at anything from Motocross, football and rugby matches to bigger events like the Bermuda Day Marathon, Cup Match and Rugby Classic. You don’t need any previous first aid experience to become a First Aider – we’ll give you all the training you need!

If you don’t wish to become a volunteer but still want to learn valuable life-saving skills, check out a list of our training programs here.


Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) – As an Emergency Medical Responder you’ll have the knowledge and skills to provide a higher level of care and render immediate life-saving interventions where required. This is an advanced level training course offered to members only, which includes standard first aid plus a number of other skills including oxygen administration and patient immobilization. EMRs also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport.

Members that are interested in the EMR course should contact Course Lead Josh Correia at training@sjabermuda.org for more information.



I don’t want to be a medic – can I still volunteer?

If you are not interested in being a part of the medical side of operations, we are always looking for volunteers who are willing to assist with other areas within the organization. This ranges from clerical duties to assisting with fundraising. Fill out our online enquiry form and indicate which area you would like to volunteer with.

No matter your 9-5, you can make a positive, lasting impact on your community by becoming a St John Ambulance Bermuda volunteer. Here at SJA, you’ll learn a variety of skills, build relationships with other volunteers you meet along the way and work within Bermuda’s emergency medical services to make a real contribution to the community. Whatever you enjoy doing and however much time you can commit, there’s a place for you here at St John Ambulance Bermuda.

Become a SJA volunteer today!