06 May Vollie Shout Out
A DESIRE to give back to the community pushed Ann Mara to get involved with Capricorn First Aid Providers Inc.
“I have been a volunteer most of my adult life in the first aid space,” she said.
“When I moved to the Gladstone Region I decided I wanted to get involved in the community, and discovered Capricorn First Aid Providers which was a perfect opportunity for me to give back and use my existing skills.”
Ms Mara described volunteering as “very rewarding”.
“When you volunteer you are a part of something bigger than yourself, and helping those in need, especially when you’re providing first aid which can be lifesaving.”
Ms Ann said Capricorn First Aid Providers, which provided first aid at local festivals, rodeos, and interschool sports events, was free for volunteers to get involved in.
“It doesn’t cost the volunteers anything but their time,” she said.
“We are always looking for new volunteers, whether you have any first aid training or not. We will train you if need.
“You’re never too old or too young to learn lifesaving skills.”
Anyone, over the age of 18, interested in learning more about the group can contact Ann on 0428 310 465 or Paul on 0410 298 679.
The group meets Mondays at 7pm at their building, which is located next to the Gladstone Thistle Pipe Band building, on the Dawson Highway.
We want to hear from you!
May 17-21 marks National Volunteer Week 2021, and we want to hear from you, our region’s volunteers.
In the next edition of Gladstone News we will highlight the contribution of volunteers to our community by profiling a selection of our region’s best.
Gladstone Region organisations can nominate a volunteer for inclusion by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by May 11.