Teens can help out too you know

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

NEXT time you hear a teenager say they’re bored sug­gest they spend the day or week­end work­ing with BlazeAid vol­un­teers.

For al­most three months el­derly peo­ple have been as­sist­ing farm­ers in our re­gion, try­ing to get them and our com­mu­ni­ties back on their feet.

BlazeAid is not just a vol­un­teer or­gan­i­sa­tion for grey no­mads.

Vol­un­teers can be as young as 12, but there has been only one lo­cal teenager reg­is­tered in all this time at the Mun­dub­bera camp, which is look­ing af­ter farm­ers in the Eidsvold, Mun­dub­bera and Gayn­dah ar­eas.

Last week­end 20 vol­un­teers from Sam­ford Com­mu­nity Church bol­stered BlazeAid num­bers, but again there were no teenagers.

If you’re 12-years-old or older and­would like to make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence in the lives of oth­ers, give BlazeAid a call on 0447 252 931.

Sue Har­ris, Mun­dub­bera and Eidsvold

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