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#TheChangeMaker Imogen!

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 had the pleasure of interviewing a remarkable lineup of individuals, including: Joe, Isabelle, Eloise, Arabella, Bailey, Ben, Nick and now it's Imogen's turn...

PMLSC Members at the club's 110th Birthday Celebration
Left: James | Middle: Imogen | Right: John

What motivated you to become a PMLSC Volunteer?

I've always loved going to the beach, so volunteering at PMLSC means that I get to do that whilst helping the community. I also did nippers as a kid and being able to pass on what I learnt to the current nippers has been a great way to give back.

In your opinion, what makes volunteering such a valuable and rewarding experience, and how does it contribute to personal growth and development?

For me, volunteering is all about helping others, and the knowledge that my actions have helped create positive outcomes and experiences for others is really rewarding. I've found that it's also really valuable life experience, being a part of a patrol team has taught me a lot about working with many different people of all ages, as well as being a lot of fun and a really positive environment to be in.

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?

Taking part in the Gotcha4life 24 hour row was a really awesome opportunity, and seeing how everyone at the club got together and worked hard for such an important cause was great, I think it really showed how the club itself is such a great community to be a part of.

What keeps you motivated to continue volunteering for PMLSC?

Definitely the PMLSC community, my patrol team is awesome and we make sure to get out on the beach and in the water training and having fun no matter the weather, and I really enjoy helping out with the nippers and schools programs. It's a lot of fun and that's thanks to all the time and effort others at the club put in to make sure it's a positive environment.

How has volunteering impacted your life, and what benefits have you experienced from it?

I think its been really good for my mental health, feeling like I'm contributing to a positive impact on others, particularly the kids in all the different programs, as well as being a good way to make sure I spend time outside being active, as well as making friends at the club


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