Charity helper vies for prize
ALEX Jih helps put wind beneath RACQ CareFlight’s blades.
And for this the All Saints Anglican Year-12 student and devoted CareFlight volunteer has been nominated for a 2011 International Women’s Day Youth Leadership Award.
She is one of the organisation’s youngest and most dedicated volunteers, having donated more than 80 hours of her time during the Christmas Gift Wrap campaign at Robina Town Centre last December.
Despite her busy schedule Alex said volunteering for CareFlight gave her the skills necessary to become a leader.
“The whole experience was a really great learning opportunity and is also a very fun way of giving back to the community,” she said.
“I’d like to study health sciences at the University of Queensland, Griffith or Bond but I’ll try to keep doing as much volunteering as I can,” she said.
CareFlight Regional Community Relations manager Corinne Ross said Alex was a tremendous asset to her community and CareFlight.
“We are all thrilled she was nominated and feel she would be a true asset and ambassador for the International Women’s Day cause,” Ms Ross said.
Care flight is always on the lookout for volunteers.