National Volunteer Week is a time to honor and appreciate the invaluable contributions made by our Club's volunteers who selflessly dedicate their time, skills, and passion to make a positive impact on our community. In the spirit of this special occasion, we are thrilled to present our volunteer interview series, where we delve into the remarkable stories of just some of the inspiring individuals who have chosen to make a difference.
We have interviewed Joe, Isabelle, Eloise and now it's Arabella's turn...
What motivated you to become a PMLSC Volunteer?
Becoming a PMLSC volunteer provides a unique opportunity to combine my love for the beach and water with the desire to help others and make a difference in the community.
In your opinion, what makes volunteering such a valuable and rewarding experience, and how does it contribute to personal growth and development?
Volunteering is a valuable and rewarding experience that can provide many benefits, including the opportunity to learn and practice important values such as commitment, concentration, teamwork, and leadership. It contributes to personal, mental and physical growth and the development of new skills making it a powerful way to gain new knowledge and experience.
What keeps you motivated to continue volunteering for PMLSC?
My love for my lifesaving family and the local community. Through volunteering with PMLSC, I have formed close bonds with other volunteers who work together towards a shared goal of ensuring the safety of beachgoers. These bonds have become quite strong, and the sense of camaraderie and teamwork is highly motivating.
Can you share a specific moment or experience during your volunteer work that stands
out to you and reinforces your love for volunteering and or the club?
A specific moment during my volunteer work that stands out to me and reinforces my love for volunteering was when a veteran volunteer stepped down from their position. Everyone was very emotional and I felt a very strong feeling of wanting to grow up with lifesaving in my life. I want to have all the memories that I have been told about and share all the bonds that have been shown.
How has volunteering impacted your life, and what benefits have you experienced from it?
Volunteering has had a significant impact on my life by providing opportunities for my personal and professional growth. Being a PMLSC volunteer has helped me develop new skills and knowledge that can be applied in various areas of my life. Volunteering with PMLSC involves a variety of tasks, such as performing rescues, providing first aid, and promoting water safety. Through these tasks, I have learned important skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. These skills can then be applied in other areas of my life, such as in the workplace or personal relationships.