Why become a Volunteer?

Volunteers cooking BBQWhen you volunteer, you give part of yourself – your time, energy, skills and feelings. You give to your family and friends, to your neighbours, to your community.

Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group need volunteers who are willing to be trained as boat crew and radio operators We are particularly interested in power boat and yacht owners and others with a marine background who live close enough to Hillarys marina to respond to emergency calls. If you only want to volunteer for radio duty, the distance from our HQ in Ocean Reef is less critical.

People volunteer for many different reasons, including the desire to give something back to the community, to help others, to acquire new skills and experience and feel that you have made a difference.

Volunteering is also a way of saying thank you.

But there is more to volunteering than giving. Volunteering also provides opportunities to reap personal benefits and enhance your personal growth.

Volunteering can help you to:

  • Volunteer in radio towerincrease social awareness
  • increase your social awareness
  • gain new knowledge and skills
  • improve your fitness and health
  • improve your self-confidence
  • discover your hidden strengths and talents
  • build your self-esteem and sense of independence
  • expand your social circle
  • sea-time as a volunteer may count towards a commercial ticket

Volunteers on boatWith volunteering, you get as much out of it as you put into it! And often, you get a whole lot more.

If you think you might have what it takes, get involved. You will find volunteering a great experience.

For More Information

For more information, view this document (12KB PDF). Alternatively, email Mike Burbidge email him

If you would like more information about volunteering with Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group, please request an application form from our Personnel Officer Send Mail