NARACOORTE HERALD: Whether it’s a vehicle accident at 4am or a grass fire in the middle of summer, chances are you’ll recognise the faces of local Country Fire Service volunteers who are more often than not the first ones on the scene.
Every year, volunteers of the Naracoorte CFS Brigade contribute literally thousands of hours to dozens of call outs all around the SE to deliver professional fire and rescue services. Read more
PORT LINCOLN TIMES: The Port Lincoln Riding for Disabled Association (RDA) is inviting locals to bring together more volunteer people and ponies.
Port Lincoln RDA president Liz Trigg said the RDA offered the opportunity for children who had disabilities to communicate and join in a friendly environment with other people with disabilities. Read more
WEST COAST SENTINEL: The rewarding nature of being an ambulance member is the best part of the role, Wudinna team leader John Simpson says. “It costs time but that time and effort is well rewarded in the help you are giving to the community,” he said. Read more
BORDER CHRONICLE: The Red Cross are searching for volunteers from the Tatiara as they help the community through hard work and determination. Read more
EYRE PENINSULA: The familiar site of the bright yellow Driver Reviver van at the corner of the Cleve turn off near Arno Bay, on the Lincoln Highway over holidays and long weekends, is under threat if its parent group, Rural Watch, cannot increase member numbers. Read more
BORDER CHRONICLE: Jo Edwards is a well known member of community and has taken on some important roles that have made a huge impact on non-for profit organizations in the Tatiara.
She has been doing regular shifts at Meals on Wheels for over five years and for the last two years she has been a volunteer driver for the Red Cross. Read on
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE: It doesn’t take much to be a volunteer, according to long-serving Country Fire Service member Brian Harkness who says volunteering has brought him some great friendships and experiences. Read on
THE ISLANDER: Carol Miell is the lone voice of Australian Radio Rescue Services, call sign: VMR American River Radio. It’s a voice all yachties want to hear when they radio in their movements in the waters around Kangaroo Island, and definitely a voice you want to hear when you might be in a spot of trouble. Read on
NARACOORTE: For Hazara brothers Hafeezullah and Asmat Ullah Haidari, volunteering is second nature. The duo hhas taken on a number of volunteering roles in Naracoorte and around the state to support the communities that have embraced them since arriving in Australia. Read on
PORT LINCOLN: Recently named volunteer of the year at the Port Lincoln Yacht Club Craig Cameron believes volunteering is vital to the survival of sporting clubs. Read on
WEST COAST SENTINEL: A volunteer since the 1950s, Kath Dunn said it was the spirit of community and a message her mother taught her which has kept her involved over the years. Read on
COASTAL LEADER: David Thomas is a community minded man who enjoys volunteering in the town he has come to call home, Robe. When David and his wife Margie moved to Robe four and a half years ago, on David retiring from the SA Police after serving 42 years, they both transferred to the Robe Lions Club. Read on
FLINDERS NEWS: Rural communities are built by their volunteers, and few people know that better than Lynne Christopherson, lifelong resident of Booleroo Centre and prominent volunteer. Read on
“Being on the CFS is my service to our community, like a Lions Club or Apex, this is what I do and one day it could be me that needs some help.”Brian Harkness
“I like to be among people, I like to get to know them, where they come from and what they do, and I like to be among the community.”Kath Dunn
“I have a very deep connection with Naracoorte and volunteering is something I’ve always been very passionate about."Hafeezullah Haidari
“I just think everyone should get into it. The benefit of being involved in something with your children, I think that’s going to have a long term benefit for them growing up to see their parents involved.”Craig Cameron