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Meet Volunteer Event Medic Geo

Meet Volunteer Event Medic Geo

Meet Volunteer Event Medic Geo

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 Geo, who are at the heart of our community work – they help and assist the community at a wide range of events. This typically includes providing First Aid, offering guidance, engaging in conversations, and educating the public in life-saving skills such as CPR. Learn more about Geo and the vital role she plays in the Wellington Free Ambulance team.

How I became a volunteer for Wellington Free was …

I’m a third-year paramedic student and heard about the Wellington Free Events team through teachers and fellow classmates. It inspired me to get involved with the local community and WFA.

I volunteer for Wellington Free because…

I enjoy helping other people and offering any support I can. It’s also an amazing opportunity to get involved with some really cool events you never knew existed and meeting interesting people and other members of WFA. Because I’m a student, it was also an opportunity to put my skills into practice on a more regular basis and get a feel for being a part of WFA. I’m also not from Wellington, so it’s a great way for me to put back into the community who has taken me in. 

My most memorable experience volunteering with Wellington Free has been …

Attending concerts as there’s usually a lot of patients and people who are very overwhelmed and anxious. I love the safe space we create for them in the medic room where they can chill out, have some water and chat to us! It’s always nice to see how much better they feel leaving the medic room after.

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

Definitely get involved! It’s super rewarding learning skills that can help other people. It gives you confidence outside of volunteering too, knowing that you have skills that can help other people or even save lives. There’s a wide range of events you can attend and there will always be something that suits you.

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

As a third-year paramedic student, I spend most of my time studying and working in between! 

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
  • Be fully informed
  • Freedom from discrimination, coercion, harassment and exploitation
  • dignity and independence
  • Services of an appropriate standard
  • Effective communication
  • Be fully informed
  • Make an informed choice and give informed consent
  • 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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If you need support or help with making a complaint, you can contact the office of the Health and Disability Commissioner and ask for an advocate.

0800 555 050


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