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National Volunteer Week: Marcus

National Volunteer Week: Marcus

To be able to give back to his community is something Marcus loves about being an Event Medic.

Event Medic Marcus

Marcus has been volunteering with Wellington Free Ambulance for 18 months. He says what got him into it was simply to be part of something worthwhile; the training and experience has also been invaluable too.

“It’s about giving something back to the community and to Wellington Free Ambulance,” Marcus explains.

Marcus’ aim is to volunteer at an event every fortnight.

“Getting out to different events that I'd never have gone to otherwise —speedway is masses of fun— has been awesome. It’s great getting out there and learning from the rest of the team too.”

When Marcus isn’t caring for those in the community that might need help at an event, he works as a Health and Safety admin and medic at a production company. He also enjoys going tramping in his free time and helps run a Scout group.

“All the Wellington Free training has helped prepare me for any emergencies that could crop up wherever I am.”

“The really big thing has been a huge increase in my confidence and knowing how to keep a patient calm when they're being looked after. I've certainly had a few opportunities to exercise this, fortunately nothing too serious.”

With most events on hold due to COVID-19, Marcus has kept active by looking after our Newtown Ambulance Station.

It was his job to help with cleaning, manage Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) levels and other supplies.

He was also on hand to occasionally help crews doff their PPE after dealing with any suspected cases.


Fancy joining Marcus and the Event Medic team? If you’re interested in volunteering with Wellington Free Ambulance can find more on our volunteer page.

If you’re keen to help your community, we would love to hear from you.



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