Call goes out for volunteers

Call goes out for volunteers

More than 1200 volunteers provide ambulance services across South Australia, including Penola.

With more volunteers required there is an opportunity to attend a CPR education and information night at Penola on December 5 at the Penola ambulance station and you will also be able to learn more about the Penola team.

The session will held from 6pm to 8pm with refreshments provided.

At the evening you will be able to meet volunteers, find out what volunteering is all about and ask any questions.

You ill also earn what to do in a cardiac emergency, with a lesson on CPR and how to use an AED.

Mum of three, Yvette Cooke, started volunteering with the Penola team five years ago. “I really wanted to give back to the community and be able to help people in their time of need.

I really find it rewarding and I have earnt many new skills.

I have met many interesting and amazing people and have built up great relationships with my colleagues.

I love that no day is the same an you never know where it might take you”, she said.

Volunteers gain experience and nationally recognised qualifications in pre hospital care, meet new people and support their communities.

New recruits do a combination of online and face to face training and are always paired with a qualified officer while on a call.

Volunteers and their families also receive free ambulance cover whilst volunteering with SAAS.

If you are attending please contact Regional team leader, Joe Renko, on 0419 037 602 or or just call at the station.

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