Are you interested in volunteering as an active member of VMR Whitsundays? We would love to have you!
How can I get involved?
There are numerous opportunities to become involved eg fundraising, radio operations, management, training and maintenance, as well as volunteering as boat crew for our Search and Rescue vessel.
- If you would like to volunteer to help with fundraising, maintenance, assisting with events etc., please email email@example.com.
- If you would like to volunteer for radio duties only, it is necessary to join as a member for insurance purposes however this is set at $10 per annum.
- To train on our VMR1 assistance vessel and/or go out for activations it is necessary to be a financial member which of course includes normal membership benefits. On renewal after a period of satisfactory active membership you are entitled to a substantial reduction in membership fees – approved Active members currently pay an annual $10 renewal fee.
- If you do NOT own a boat and would like to train on our VMR1 assistance vessel and/or go out for activations, the membership is set at the same rate as for radio room volunteers i.e. $10 per annum.
What do I need to consider?
The following applies primarily if you would like to volunteer to be part of the active crew on our vessel, Abell Point Marina VMR1. Before you apply, it is suggested that you consider the time commitment and mandatory process requirements (induction, health declaration, training requirements etc). You will be required to attend training and also undertake formal qualifications as appropriate to your crew level, within a stipulated time limit. Radio Base volunteers can request a time slot to suit their availability however there are no rosters for Rescue vessel crew as calls for assistance can happen anytime! Do you feel you could handle the (sometimes demanding) requirements to be part of a 24/7 Search and Rescue team? If so….great!
I’m interested – what next?
Why not come along to one of the Monthly Meetings? This would be a good opportunity to chat with other volunteers over a BBQ and a drink, as well as have all your questions answered.
After becoming a member (if you aren’t already), an interview and induction would be arranged to discuss your interests and provide direction for how you can become involved.
If you would like to know more, please complete the form below and a Committee member will contact you.