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.
So far we have interviewed the awesome Joe, Isabelle, Eloise, Arabella's and now it's time for Bailey (Joe's son) to share his volunteer journey with us...
What motivated you to become a PMLSC Volunteer?
After six years of Nippers which was always fun, exciting and a wonderful adventure, it was time to hit the big league and continue with the growth path provided by LSV. In 2020 I completed the SRC course at PMLSC, ever since my first patrol I knew Life Saving was my dedicated passion. Being able to send everyone home safely at the end of each patrolling shift is such a fulfilling experience.
In your opinion, what makes volunteering such a valuable and rewarding experience, and how does it contribute to personal growth and development?
Personally, I find volunteering allows me to expand my general knowledge of being safe around the water, in the sun and the correct use of our clubs equipment. It teaches lifelong skills with opportunities to meet and communicate with our diverse community.
What keeps you motivated to continue volunteering for PMLSC?
Being a lifesaver is such an amazing experience, my Patrol team 4 is absolutely an awesome volunteering group. Patrol Team 4 rocks, we perform more volunteer patrol hours, enjoying each others company and are in constant contact outside of club hours.
How has volunteering impacted your life, and what benefits have you experienced from it?
Volunteering my time to lifesaving has had a great positive impact on me, not only for the great opportunities that I have been given, but for the people that I have met along the way. Everyone has such a great attitude towards life saving in our and surrounding clubs, I am always eager with enthusiasm to attend my next patrol.