Member organisations provide national and international activities such as Emergency Medical Services, First Aid, Social Care, Youth Work and International Assistance, in addition to services for old, poor and disabled people in need. Organisations that are part of JOIN and the Order of St John currently operate in more than 50 countries around the world. Through International Assistance, JOIN members both large and small, come together in an effort to help respond to various problems faced by people around the globe. Be it disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, international development.
A great number of activities are included in the JOIN Volunteer Swap which offers JOIN volunteers the opportunity to take part in a wide range of projects in other JOIN members. The projects cover all different working areas of JOIN members such as first aid at public events, working with children, taking care of the elderly, spending time with disabled persons and providing assistance to the needy or promoting the importance of first aid.
International youth work is also a priority of JOIN members. By carrying out first aid competitions together, facilitating exchanges or coordinating common European-wide projects, JOIN members give children and adolescents the opportunity to gain invaluable experiences, exciting memories and make friends across borders.
JOIN members have also cooperated on a European level to show how easy and rewarding it can be to make an effort to care for people in everyday life and in times of crisis.
Check out the different JOIN events and activities for more information.