The AYAN Ambassador Program is an integral part of our ongoing mission to represent young people in St John Ambulance Australia.

What is the Ambassador Program?

The Ambassador Program aims to assist AYAN in representing young people in St John across Australia. One of the unique features of the Ambassador Program is its flexibility—Ambassadors develop their own goals for participation and consultation with young people. This allows significant autonomy for our Ambassadors, and allows them to choose a model of volunteering that works for them. Our incredible Ambassadors not only support the initiatives of AYAN, but have the opportunity for significant personal, professional and community development experiences. 


Who can become an AYAN Ambassador?

The only pre-requisite to becoming an Ambassador is a deep passion for advocating young people in St John Ambulance Australia. You do not have to be a member of the organisation and AYAN welcomes a broad range of perspectives. If you’re willing to support AYAN in its success and providing a better platform for young people to be heard, then you are welcome in the Ambassador Program. Please note if you are already a member of St John, you will need endorsement from your state/territory to participate.


What do AYAN Ambassadors do?

AYAN Ambassadors are incredibly import in publicising the work of AYAN through their networks. Further to this, Ambassadors set their own goals in terms of consulting with young people within the organisation. They are also invited to various professional development opportunities (e.g. Webinars) to ensure that all AYAN Ambassadors are supported in their work and have clear outcomes which they can achieve. There is an initial goal setting process, and every 12 months there is a refresher of these goals and a reflection on all the incredible work achieved by the Ambassadors over the 12 month period.

Are you interested in becoming an AYAN Ambassador? Apply to become an AYAN Ambassador

Our Ambassadors

Hailee Skinner

Hailee Skinner

AYAN Ambassador - NT

Our recent winner of the Norma Bell Award started off as a Cadet at the Humpty Doo Cadet Division. Though she has worn many hats through her 13 years in St John and now even works for the NT, she still regularly provides first aid at Community Events as a First Responder.

Ashleigh Hanson

Ashleigh Hanson

AYAN Ambassador - NSW

Hi! I'm Ashleigh and I've been an ambassador for AYAN for just over a year now.
Currently I'm a grade 4 officer on the NSW State Youth Group as the activities coordinator. I am a huge competition nut, and train as many cadets as possible. This year will be my 11th year in St John, with many more to come. Outside of St John I am just about to register as an RN and specialise in Mental Health in the acute setting. I am also a casual tutor at UTS for Mental Health and Pharmacology. I'm a huge advocate for youth concerns and I always try to get the messages that need to be heard across.

Scarlett Den Bakker

Scarlett Den Bakker

AYAN Ambassador

My name is Scarlett, I joined St. John back in 2012 as a cadet. I am now 20 & half way through my nursing degree at the Australian Catholic University & a cadet leader at the Moreton Bay Division. In 2014 during my final year of school I held a place on the Queensland Youth Parliament where I spent majority of my time in parliament speaking of the important of first aid knowledge within the youth of today using the motto ``if we can teach a student to save a word document, why not teach them to save life`` I'm so thrilled to be a part of AYAN, being able to now put my passion for St. John and youth to work and hopefully see some changes and set some short and long term goals for not only myself by St. John as a whole.

Are you interested in becoming an AYAN Ambassador?

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