Surf club experience can be life-changing
FOR Ashleigh Eades, volunteering as a surf lifesaver isn’t just about giving back to the community, she says it has made her who she is today.
The Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club administer said her nine years of involvement with the organisation had been life-changing.
“I wouldn’t be the person I am today without my surf life saving club experience,” she said.
“It’s a great community. “Everyone is friends with everyone.
“You really make life-long friends.”
Throughout the summer, volunteers are keeping us safe in waterways across the Fraser Coast. The Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club has much to offer young and old alike.
“There is something for everyone,” Ms Eades said.
“From kids getting involved in Nippers to someone who is retired and wanting to get involved in the community.”
Ms Eades said there were so many different jobs within the club too.
Councillor Darren Everard, an active member of the club, said members would be at the volunteers’ expo today ready to sign up new volunteers.
If you can’t make it to the expo you can contact the club on 0487 281 156.
ON PATROL: Taiya Hancock (left), Helen, Ron and Clay Thomas and Brock McGrath from the Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club.