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Meet Volunteer Event Medic Emilia

Meet Volunteer Event Medic Emilia

Meet Volunteer Event Medic Emilia

This Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu National Volunteer Week, we’re introducing you to just some of the incredible team that generously give their time to support our services and the Greater Wellington and Wairarapa communities.

This includes our Volunteer Event Medics like Emilia, who are at the heart of our community work. They attend various local and international sporting events, community festivals, and concerts throughout the region. They provide First Aid for various injuries and sudden onset of health problems during these events, and immediate emergency medical care. Occasionally, Emilia even acts as a casualty in simulations of major disasters when fire, police and ambulance train together! Learn more about Emilia and the vital role she plays in the Wellington Free Ambulance team.

How I became a volunteer for Wellington Free was …

I learnt about Wellington Free from my Wellington Emergency Response Team members. As a volunteer group, we respond to local or national civil defence disaster emergencies. Some team members joined Wellington Free to support the cause and improve our First Aid skills. This way, we are helping the community through Wellington Free and staying current and well-prepared for major disasters.

I volunteer for Wellington Free because…

I like to give back and make a difference in my local community, and volunteering with Wellington Free is perfect for doing that. I also get to meet a fun bunch of people that live by the same values and are willing to spend their free time helping others.

My most memorable experience volunteering with Wellington Free has been …

Attending local sports events like roller derby or speedway. It’s great to see the determination and passion of the players and the fun and support from their families and communities.  

If anyone is considering volunteering as an Event Medic with Wellington Free, I say…

Do it! When I first started, I was unsure if I had what was needed to do the role. However, the support and training I have been provided were fantastic, and I can’t imagine doing anything else now. 

When I’m not volunteering for Wellington Free, I…

I work full-time as geotechnical engineer. I like to spend my free time with my husband and two cats working in our garden or enjoying nature while hiking or biking.

Would you like to join our team as a Volunteer Event Medic? Find out more and sign up today!




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As our patient, and under the Health and Disability Commissioner’s Code of Rights, you have the right to:

  • Be treated with respect
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  • Freedom from discrimination, coercion, harassment and exploitation
  • dignity and independence
  • Services of an appropriate standard
  • Effective communication
  • Be fully informed
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  • Support
  • Respect of teaching or research
  • Complain

If we don’t respect these, let us know and we’ll do everything we can to put it right.

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