Re­cruit­ing ru­ral vol­un­teers

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

AS PART of An­gel Flight’s re­cruit­ment drive, there is a push to in­clude vol­un­teers from ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.

This is for con­ve­nience and cost-ef­fec­tive­ness, as the ser­vice tar­gets ru­ral pa­tients, but many of the cur­rent vol­un­teer pi­lots are based in cities.

Fuel is pro­vided for by the ser­vice, mak­ing it ideal for pi­lots who own and main­tain a plane look­ing for a wor­thy cause to fly it.

There are cur­rently two ac­tive pa­tients in Monto, and two in Eidsvold who use An­gel Flight; the or­gan­i­sa­tion is hop­ing to raise aware­ness of the ser­vice in com­mu­ni­ties to get more pa­tients in­volved.

There is a ro­tat­ing ros­ter of vol­un­teer pi­lots who fly out to re­gional ar­eas on their own time and pick up pa­tients in need of non-emer­gency med­i­cal treat­ment, to de­liver them to where they need to go.

There are cur­rently 3000 reg­is­tered pi­lots un­der An­gel Flight.

Those look­ing to know more can con­tact the or­gan­i­sa­tion on 1300 726 567.

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