Volunteer Swap in Austria

Founded in 1974, Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe in Austria provides rescue, transport and medical services with its ambulances and realises first aid training. With five regional organisations throughout Austria, Johanniter is also active in civil protection, services for people with disabilities, palliative care, youth work, and first aid at public events.

The Project

Johanniter in Vienna provides a 24/7 patient transport and emergency medical service throughout the whole city of Vienna. Scheduled patient transports to and from the hospital or doctors’ offices are common. The vehicle with two trained paramedics on board also responds to emergency calls. 

Austria’s capital Vienna has 1,9 million inhabitants. Vienna offers its visitors touristic highlights, such as the city centre, the Vienna Prater, museums and other sightseeing attractions besides the visit of the Vienna branch of Johanniter.

The Volunteer

The volunteer is invited to accompany different teams throughout his/her stay, working in patient transport and emergency medical services in Vienna.

Where?

Vienna, Austria

When?

The project continues throughout the year. Please plan at least 5 days. Shifts are either 8 or 12 hours.

Who can apply?

Every volunteer of JOIN member organisations, over the age of 18 with training and experience in pre-hospital emergency medical treatment (for example: Paramedic, EMT, RettungssanitäterIn, RettungsassistentIn, NotfallsanitäterIn, …).

Standard vaccinations for medical staff are required; the volunteer will receive detailed information upon request.

Languages: English or German

Other important information

A shared kitchen is available at the ambulance station, food is not provided. Simple accommodation may be provided upon availability.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact the JOIN Office at join.office@johanniter.org

The Project

The volunteer will participate in the unique acute care service of Johanniter in Vienna and be part of a (employed or volunteer) team of care and ambulance staff in a patient transport car. The team provides both patient transport and acute care situations with a wide variety of care situations. Volunteers will assist and support the team. Volunteers learn about this specific service and get involved in Vienna´s health and care system.
Austria’s capital Vienna has 1,9 million inhabitants. Vienna offers its visitors touristic highlights, such as the city center, the Vienna Prater, museums and other sightseeing attractions besides the visit of the Vienna branch of Johanniter.

The Volunteer

Volunteers will participate in acute mobile care and also partly in patient transport.

Where?

Vienna, Austria

When?

The project continues throughout the year. Please plan at least 5 days. Shifts are 12 hours.

Who can apply?

Volunteers with first aid qualifications or care qualifications.

Standard vaccinations for medical staff are required; volunteers will receive detailed information upon request.

Languages: English or German

Other important information

A shared kitchen is available at the ambulance station, food is not provided. Simple accommodation may be provided upon availability.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact the JOIN Office at join.office@johanniter.org

The Project

The volunteer will participate in the ambulance service provided for big events in the city of Vienna. The events at the National Holiday at Heldenplatz and Rathausplatz in the very center of Vienna include presentations of the Austrian Army and a wide variety of institutions involved in security, disaster prevention and health services. About 100,000 visitors regularly participate in the events. Johanniter provides the most important ambulance services together with Malteser, Red Cross and Samaritarians.
JOIN Volunteers will learn about Johanniter ambulance service provided for large-scale events and get involved in Vienna´s health and care system.

Austria’s capital Vienna has 1,9 million inhabitants. Vienna offers its visitors touristic highlights, such as the city center, the Vienna Prater, museums and other sightseeing attractions besides the visit of the Vienna branch of Johanniter.

The Volunteer

A maximum of four volunteers will join the team of Johanniter Austria and take care of the visitors’ medical needs. About 60 voluntary paramedics are on duty to take care of the visitors.

Where?

Vienna, Austria

When?

From 24th to 27th October, a shift is approximately 12 hours.

Who can apply?

Volunteers over the age of 18 with training and experience in pre-hospital emergency medical treatment or medical services at events. (for example: Paramedic, EMT, RettungssanitäterIn, RettungsassistentIn, NotfallsanitäterIn,…)

Standard vaccinations for medical staff are required; volunteers will receive detailed information upon request

Languages: English or German

Other important information

Food is not provided. Simple accommodation may be provided upon availability.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact the JOIN Office at join.office@johanniter.org

The Project

Johanniter Austria operates facilities for homeless people in Vienna during the winter season. These emergency shelters offer homeless people and people affected by housing loss a roof over their heads, washing facilities and a warm meal during the period from October to April.

Austria’s capital Vienna has 1,9 million inhabitants. Vienna offers its visitors touristic highlights, such as the city center, the Vienna Prater, museums and other sightseeing attractions besides the visit of the Vienna branch of Johanniter.

The Volunteer

Volunteers are invited to assist with the administration of new residents, serving meals, hot drinks and other consumables.

Where?

Vienna, Austria

When?

The project continues from November until April. Please plan at least 5 days. Shifts are 8,5 to 10 hours.

Who can apply?

Volunteers over the age of 18, interested in social work.

Standard vaccinations for medical staff are required; volunteers will receive detailed information upon request.

Languages: English or German

Other important information

Food is not provided. Simple accommodation may be provided upon availability.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact the JOIN Office at join.office@johanniter.org

The Project

Johanniter in Carinthia provide a 24/7 patient transport and emergency medical service throughout the rural and attractive alpine area. Scheduled patient transports are to and from the hospital or doctors’ office. The vehicle with two trained paramedics on board also responds to emergency calls. 

JOIN volunteers will learn about the ambulance service provided by Johanniter and get involved in the Carinthian ambulance system.

The Volunteer

Volunteers are invited to accompany different teams throughout their stay working in patient transport and emergency medical services in Carinthia.

Where?

Carinthia, Austria

When?

The project continues throughout the year. Please plan at least 5 days. Shifts are 12 hours.

Who can apply?

Volunteers aged over 18 with training and experience in pre-hospital emergency medical treatment (for example: Paramedic, EMT, RettungssanitäterIn, RettungsassistentIn, NotfallsanitäterIn, …).

Standard vaccinations for medical staff are required, volunteers will get detailed information upon request.

Languages: English or German

Other important information

A shared kitchen is available at the ambulance station, food is not provided. Simple accommodation may be provided upon availability.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact the JOIN Office at join.office@johanniter.org

The Project

The volunteer will participate in mobile care service of Johanniter in Tyrol and support employed care staff. The Johanniter care service (not stationary) assists elderly and ill persons. The Volunteer will learn about the care system in Tyrol and get involved in Tyrol health and care system in the city of Innsbruck.

Innsbruck is the capital of Tyrol and located in the middle of the Alps. With its 120,000 inhabitants, it is the political, economic and cultural centre of one of the most popular touristic regions in Austria.

The Volunteer

The Volunteer will participate in mobile care service in Tyrol, support and assist care team.

Where?

Tyrol, Austria

When?

The project continues throughout the year. Up to one week on workdays. Shifts are 8 hours.

Who can apply?

Volunteers aged over 18 with experience in mobile care.

Standard vaccinations for medical staff are required, volunteer will get more detailed information upon request.

Languages: English or German

Other important information

Food is not provided. We will assist in searching for accommodation.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact the JOIN Office at join.office@johanniter.org