Meet TWO Local Volunteers – Gladstone Cruise Ship Ambassadors Lyn McCann and Alison Kelly

Name: Lyn McCann

Where do you volunteer? Gladstone Visitor Information Centre Cruise Ship Ambassador

How long have you been volunteering there for? Twelve years

Why do you choose to volunteer? I have lived in Gladstone all my life and I just want to give back to my community – one that has given me so much!

What is your favourite thing about volunteering? Interacting with people from all over the world and promoting our wonderful region to tourists and cruise ship passengers and staff.

What would you say to encourage others to volunteer? Just do it. You will not be sorry. It boosts your confidence, you work with people who enjoy volunteering, so your workplace is happy, there is no pressure and you learn so much about your region and office procedure.

Name: Alison Kelly

Where do you volunteer? Gladstone Visitor Information Centre

How long have you been volunteering there for? Approximately 3 years

Why do you choose to volunteer?  To give to our community that has shared so much with me for the past forty years and to continue to learn more about our ever-changing region and its people, reminding myself every day how blessed we all are.

What is your favourite thing about volunteering? Meeting people of all ages and walks of life, sharing their stories, dreams, experiences and happy times.

What would you say to encourage others to volunteer? Do it! For a little effort it will bring so many rewards to your life -it’s a win-win for all parties!