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‘I was working with a really skilled crew who helped me find my way’

Peggy Taylor (right) said she had a supportive husband and children who help to make it work at home. PHOTO: Supplied

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After thinking about volunteering for Wellington Free Ambulance, Ngaio local Peggy Taylor finally made the plunge a year ago and now balances her role as a volunteer, mother and fulltime worker. “It’s something that I have wanted to do for a long time. But for one reason or another I was always putting it off.” Initially, Peggy was worried she wouldn’t have the skills to do the job well. “I still remember how nervous I was putting on the uniform for the first time and thinking about what it means to be wearing the greens.” Peggy recalled her first volunteer shift vividly; it was a Hurricanes game at Westpac Stadium. “My first impression was how supportive the team of volunteers was. I was working with a really skilled crew who helped me find my way and build my confidence.” Now stadium events form a regular part of her volunteering. Each month Peggy gives up

10 hours of her time, and more when she can, fitting her hours in around her busy role as a senior product manager and mother. “I used to be worried that I wouldn’t have the time to put into volunteering, nor the skills to do the job really well. “After a year I’m very proud to say that I’m one of the team making a difference in other people’s lives and wearing the green uniform with a huge amount of pride.” For Peggy volunteering is an important part of life, and can’t think of a better place to give her time. “It’s about giving back to the community and I can’t think of any better place to volunteer. “I feel privileged to work alongside the passionate people at Wellington Free who make a difference every day in the lives of people in our community.”  If you’re interested in joining the volunteer team visit www. wfa.org.nz/volunteer or email volunteers@wfa.org.nz for more information.

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