News: Volunteers needed for pool
Make a splash this summer and become a volunteer for the town swimming pool
Posted: Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Summer is just around the corner and what better place to be than at the Tennant Creek town pool.
Barkly Regional Council is offering free training and free access to the pool for people willing to be a volunteer to support our paid staff.
A Council spokesperson said the pool is an important community facility and that Tennant Creek people are known for their generous spirit.
“We are looking for a pool of 10-15 volunteers who will be trained to do a variety of jobs at the local pool,” he said.
“It’s a great opportunity for keen swimmers, someone seeking to get their certificates to one day be involved in the pool as a staff member, and community minded people who simply enjoy water, want to help out and make a difference.
“You will be fully supported and encouraged in your volunteer role, and free training and free entry will be provided.”
The Council spokesperson said Royal Life Saving Society NT Branch will be in town from 12-15 September to conduct the following three AUSTSWIM courses:
First Aid Assessment and CPR will be delivered on Monday, 12 September from 3-6pm; Bronze Medallion on Tuesday, 13 September, from 8.30am-4.30pm and Pool Lifeguard Training on Wednesday and Thursday, 14-15 September, from 8.30am-4.30pm.
“We are seeking genuine interest only as this position requires reliable volunteers who are prepared to get into the pool, work in the kiosk, keep an eye on patrons and give their time on an ongoing weekly basis,” said the spokesperson.
Training courses for the pool, which will reopen on Friday, 30 September 2016, will require prior work, so call the Director of Communities Stephen Dawkins on 8962 0025 for details before COB on Friday, 2 September.