National Volunteer Week

12 May 2017

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, Power and Water highlights some staff members who have notably lived our community values and who have actively volunteered this year.

Peter Poole

Tirelessly serving the Darwin community for nearly four decades, Power and Water’s Peter Poole was named Darwin City Council’s Citizen of the Year.

“Back then I was doing a lot of rural roadwork working for the Commonwealth Government and thought I should get a first aid certificate and this led me to becoming a St Johns volunteer in 1979,” Peter explained.

Driven by a desire to help others, Peter humbly said “It’s an honour to treat people when they suffer injuries.”

Helen Marsh

Raised in Tennant Creek, Helen has tirelessly served the community for years. Power and Water’s Best Community Participant award is extremely well deserved.

Helen’s community accolades were also recognised with an achievement award nomination at the Australia Day ceremony held at Battery Hill.

“I help Little Athletics coach events and different age groups on carnival days. I enjoy meeting new kids, and giving hints and tips to motivate each one. I also volunteer with measuring and scoring” Helen said.

Helen also volunteers for the Girl Guides, the Christmas Tree Committee and the jiu-jitsu shed.

Roz Flett

For almost a decade, Roz Flett has been a dedicated volunteer at the RSPCA Regional Branch in Darwin.

“I really enjoy giving away free love to abandoned animals through dog walking. One of my highlights from volunteering is when the dogs are adopted to a good home.”