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National Volunteer Week: Megan

National Volunteer Week: Megan

Megan has always been passionate about helping people – and so when her children all moved out of home she decided to do something meaningful with her spare time.

Event Medic Megan.

Joining Wellington Free in May 2017 as an Event Medic, Megan has loved being here to help so many people across the region over the years. 

“The work that Wellington Free does is just amazing and I wanted to contribute in some way. I did some nursing back in the early 70s and 80s, and so that helping mind set has always been there for me,” Megan says. 

“I think in life being able to give back, or paying it forward is extremely important. I have a lot of free time and wanted to use it in the best way I could. Life is too short to waste time. If you can do something to help then you are not only helping others but it makes you feel good as well,” she says. 

Though COVID-19 put a temporary stop to all community events, Megan stayed involved. 

“It has been an interesting and scary time, with all the events being cancelled, but I was pleased to get a call from the Events Manager to see if I could help out during lockdown,” she says. 

With her day-to-day job at Land Information New Zealand on hold also, Megan took on the opportunity. 

“There were a number of us who ended up helping across ambulance stations. I was amazed at how everyone just rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in with what needed to be done.” 

Megan was "Camp Mum" at our Porirua Ambulance Station. 

“To be able to look after the staff and the station, just like being at home looking after the family, was lovely. 

Also being an Event Medic means you don't get a lot of opportunities to meet the front line crews, so it was great getting to know them and also feeling like you were helping them by keeping things ticking over at the station,” Megan explains. 

Megan says she is lucky that she has an employer who fully supports her volunteering work for days such as Onesie Day and Restart a Heart Day every year. 

“So that’s amazing; plus my friends and family are also very supportive and work around my volunteer days so that we can meet up and relax which is nice.” 


Fancy joining Megan 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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