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CWA 2013 Young Volunteer Award Jessica Elliot

A volunteer ambulance officer at 20 years of age is certainly an exceptional realization. Jessica Elliott is an inspiring example of
the positive influence of a young community minded person.

Although Jessica is currently completing her final year of nursing, she is able to find time to contribute and make a difference in one of our regional
towns. As a volunteer ambulance officer, Jessica has to attend weekend training and skills nights. An ambulance call out is usually around 3 hours plus public duties which includes attending many weekend events.

Jessica’s ambulance statistics demonstrate her ready availability for many such events in Gingin and surrounding districts. Working in a team environment,
dealing with challenging situations, communication skills, demonstrating compassion along with competent driving skills are other qualities Jessica displays.

Her eagerness to see more young people involved in St John’s was made evident when she offered to be part of the local promotion “Why you need ambulance officers” Jessica also works casually in aged care facilities highlighting her natural ability to work and communicate with older people.

Jessica’s positive and enthusiastic attitude of doing anything for anyone has seen her assist the Gingin Lions and Gingin Expo Committee on a regular basis. The offer of someone young to assist with vital office work on these pressure days is greatly welcomed.

To become a paramedic is Jessica’s goal; there is no doubt her work ethic, determination and commitment to the local community will see her realise
this ambition.

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