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Top 5 Benefits of Becoming a Volunteer

We all know lending a helping hand can make us feel pretty good inside – but did you know volunteering offers you a wealth of mental and physical advantages? Celebrate National Volunteering week by discovering the benefits of becoming a volunteer. #1: Volunteering will improve your mental health In joining together with a team for

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Rise of the Female Firefighter: Bushfire Brigade Ranks Filling Up With Women

Female firefighters across the country are increasingly taking on frontline volunteer roles that were once the sole preserve of men. Traditionally, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service’s volunteers were drawn from rural landholders with men fighting the fires and women in support roles. But the service has made a concerted effort to encourage women

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Perth Group Feeding the Needy Through Landfill Food Rescue Effort

A Perth organisation says it is helping more than 11,000 people secure a meal each week, just by rescuing food destined for landfill. Food Rescue’s small army of volunteers collect excess produce from supermarkets and cafes across Perth. It is then sorted, packed and delivered to local charities. Rob Gatani is one of the recipients.

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Gold Coast to push for Australia-first dusk beach patrols after damning safety report

Gold Coast Bulletin, 18 September 2015. SURF lifesaving heads will go to Mayor Tom Tate today to back Australia-first dusk patrols on our busiest beaches after a damning report into their safety. Operating officer at Surf Life Saving Queensland, George Hill, has called for more flagged areas and twilight patrols to lessen the number of

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Returned from a recent SAR deployment?

On behalf of the 2015 Search & Rescue Conference Committee we would like to extend the early bird rate to our colleagues who have missed the discounted registration deadline due to SAR deployment. The 2015 Australia & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will be held on the 6 May at Jupiters Gold Coast. The

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Panel to Highlight Future Trends in the Search and Rescue Industry

The Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (SAR) is a one-day event held on the 6th May 2015 at Jupiters Gold Coast. The Conference will feature a Panel Discussion entitled Future Trends in the Search and Rescue Industry, featuring leading industry professionals from well-respected SAR organisations across Australia and New Zealand. Moderator of the Panel:

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Meet the SAR Conference Speakers: George Hill, COO at Surf Life Saving Queensland

The Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (SAR) is pleased to announce George Hill, COO at Surf Life Saving Queensland will be presenting at the one-day event being held on 6th May 2015 at Jupiters Gold Coast. George Hill officially joined Surf Life Saving Queensland in a professional capacity in January 1999 following more than 24 years of involvement

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