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We celebrated the contribution of SWD's female volunteers for International Women's Day on March 8. In her own words, Julia explained why she volunteers with SWD:
"Volunteering with SWD reminds me there is always a way. Never say, 'I can't.' SWD inspires us all to say, 'I can.' Everyone I meet through SWD inspires me, but my favourite thing is seeing the kids' faces light up when they realise they can too. It brings me joy."
Lisa, a volunteer from our Melbourne program, explains why she volunteers with SWD:
"When I see the students' smiles and hear feedback such as that one student took their family down to look at boats as they were so proud they were now a sailor, that is why I do it. Because sailing is about being part of a team, about everyone playing a needed part, all equal and dealing with the same conditions. The students really gain value from that experience and knowing 'I can'. I love sharing that."
You can volunteer with us and make a difference. Start here: http://sailorswithdisabilities.com/volunteering-new
Lisa, Melbourne SWD volunteer