Next generation of volunteers takes the helm

MARINE Rescue NSW Jervis Bay Division welcomed a number of new volunteers on Wednesday when students from Huskisson Public School toured its facilities.

The students, from kindergarten and years 1 to 2, inspected the Marine Rescue building.

The students learned about the role the organisation and its volunteers play in keeping local boat users safe.

The students learnt about the weather through the operation’s computers, and how and why boats should be logged on and off.

They also got to use the base’s radios and even toured the rescue boat, The Colin Woods, with a couple of lucky students getting to sit in the captain’s chair.

The students have been learning about volunteers and the important roles they play within their community.

The trip to the base was initiated after school volunteer, Elizabeth Beasley, who is a member of the JB Division, attended class one day in her Marine Rescue uniform, which sparked a series of questions by the students.

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