Port Kenny SA Ambulance volunteer recognised

VOLUNTEER: Wendy Every has been recognised by SA Ambulance Service for volunteering for 25 years. Photo: supplied

VOLUNTEER: Wendy Every has been recognised by SA Ambulance Service for volunteering for 25 years. Photo: supplied

A West Coast SA Ambulance officer has been recognised for her quarter-of-a-century commitment to assisting communities in the region.

Wendy Every is an active member of the SA Ambulance Service Port Kenny team, having started in 1995 to expand her knowledge and help out in the community.

Mrs Every said volunteering with the ambulance service had broadened her life skills and confidence, and allowed her to meet people from different walks of life.

"It's an incredible feeling to be able to help others when they're most in need," she said.

"My favourite thing about being a volunteer, especially in a small community, is the camaraderie that we have as a group."

It is National Volunteer Week this week which recognises the contributions of volunteers.

SA Ambulance Service executive director of operations (country), rescue retrieval and aviation services Julia Waddington-Powell said National Volunteer Week was a time for all of us to thank volunteers for their incredible bravery, selflessness and community spirit.

"Ambulance services in regional and remote South Australia rely on volunteers from the local area to provide exceptional care when our communities need it the most," she said.

"With every incident attended, SAAS volunteers positively change the lives of those within their community, ensuring they stay healthy and protected."

SA Ambulance Service volunteers attended more than 25,000 incidents in 2019.