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Noble Park leads the way
In a CFA first, Noble Park brigade has hosted a volunteer recruit information session for over 40 asylum seekers in Southern Metropolitan Region.
Members at Noble Park are striving to be leaders in the area of multicultural engagement, which they see as critical given the diverse demographic of their community.
Brigade Support Officer Matt Pond (Southern Metro Region) said that the brigade is determined to having an inclusive and forward thinking culture, genuinely committed to engaging and protecting people from all walks of life.”
“It's about remaining flexible,” he said.
Lieutenant Luke Marchant who manages Noble Park Brigade Support Services said that brigade was very enthusiastic when it came to engaging its culturally diverse community and hoped that would translate into new members.
“We’re looking for people who can contribute to both our operational and non-operational responsibilities,” he said.
The information session focused on what it means to be a volunteer for the CFA, the process of applying, expectations, and the benefits for the brigade and the community.
Noble Park has received an overwhelming response, and is encouraging interested asylum seekers to apply for vacant positions in the brigade in the coming weeks.
Matt Pond organised and facilitated the session alongside the Red Cross and AMES (Adult Migrant Education Service), with brigade members Brenton Hobden and William Chau assisting and giving their first hand expertise.
CFA’s Operational Training and Volunteerism department is providing ongoing assistance to those looking to join the brigade.