Marine Rescue Port Stephens needs to raise over $150,000 each year to fund its operations

Marine Rescue Watchkeepers Colin Couper and Sarah Charters. Photo by by Tony O’Donnell.


VOLUNTEERS make a world of difference to our communities and indeed our nation.

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Many people find great joy in supporting organisations which help the community.

At Marine Rescue Port Stephens, the opportunity to support the boating community are many and varied allowing volunteers to learn new skills while drawing their own mixture of vocational and life skills.

“Volunteering comes in many guises and being part of an organisation, which saves lives on the water, can be extremely rewarding,” said Unit Commander Colin Foote.

“Right now, we are looking for volunteers with retailing skills to assist the Unit in the running of our main fund-raising arm, our Gift Shop at our Nelson Head base,” said Mr Foote.

Marine Rescue Port Stephens needs to raise over $150,000 each year to fund its operations which include two state of the art rescue vessels and a 24 hour 7 day a week radio and operations room.

“All our people give generously of their time to undertake the many, many jobs within the Unit. Our important work on rescue vessels and in the radio room is supported by equally important volunteers who help with training, administration, building and facility maintenance and raising the funds needed to keep our Unit operational,” Said Mr Foote.

Volunteering Australia defines volunteering as “time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain”.

Marine Rescue Port Stephens is interested in hearing people who are willing to give some of their time to volunteer and contribute to saving lives on the water.

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