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VOLUNTEERS: Melissa's Story
  12 Jan 2021

As a St John NT volunteer, your opportunities for learning are endless. Melissa Crompton experienced this first-hand when an email sent from the Volunteers office piqued her interest – the opportunity to attend a two-day Volunteer Leadership Program at the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR).

As a Superintendent for Darwin Division and Territory Officer for Youth Support, Melissa saw the course as a way to enhance her skills and confidence in order to grow as a leader. Melissa’s application was successful, and she joined Red Cross and the Volunteer Fire Brigade in building knowledge, sharing experiences and exploring practical leadership frameworks through interactive learning.

“It was inspiring to learn how to build an effective team and maintain motivation within the organisation” Melissa said. The course also covered how to resolve conflict and give constructive feedback, essential qualities for any leader. Melissa plans to utilise these skills in her role with St John NT alongside the self-care strategies and fatigue management skills. Melissa’s highlights include learning about her particular leadership style, inclusivity in leadership and gaining the courage to lead.

If you can see yourself following Melissa’s footsteps, St John NT is looking for passionate volunteers to lead our Youth (aged 8 – 18) in the role of Superintendents for Darwin and Farrar Cadet divisions.

Please submit your expression of interest by COB Friday December 11 to For more information visit our Facebook page or contact the volunteer office on (08) 8922 6205

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