The Good News Continues!
In the days before Christmas,FAST received official notification of its inclusion in the General Registry of Voluntary Entities of Spain in the Murcia Region. This was a fabulous Christmas present and the result of hours of work. It gives FAST a full legal footing and confirms that our constitution, insurance and other procedures all adhere to necessary levels. This is definitely cause for celebration and, now the Christmas and New Year festivities have ended, consultations will begin to negotiate our collaborative arrangement with Proteccion Civil.
As ever, FAST is looking to increase its Responder Team – our current team is very small and, whilst everyone tries to cover as many shifts as possible, it is proving impossible to roster two Responders for every shift. We have an initial Responder Training Course planned for early 2023 which will run over three full days. Training and certification are provided free, together with uniform and equipment whilst on duty. What we need from you is a genuine desire to provide a quality life saving service to the community of Camposol – and plenty of enthusiasm!
Alongside increasing our Responder numbers, we are also keen to add to our number of active Supporters. Our Responder and Support Teams are inextricably linked, both as important as the other and FAST cannot survive without both.
Support opportunities include:
Assisting with organising trips – our Trips Team are keen to enlist the assistance of extra volunteers to man our desk in Camposol B on a Friday morning. This is not an onerous task and, as long as there are enough volunteers, should only be a commitment for a couple of hours once every four or five weeks.
Maintenance of vehicles – we are not looking for a mechanic (the cars will be taken to the garage when the need arises), just someone to check the water levels, tyre pressures, wiper blades and refuel on a regular basis and clean when necessary. Ideally this should be carried out on a Tuesday morning whilst the Responders are training, but other arrangements could be made and the job could be shared, making the commitment less onerous.
We are still looking for an Assistant Treasurer and an Assistant Secretary. These positions are committee posts and the persons concerned would work alongside the Treasurer and Secretary to ensure that should they (for whatever reason) be unable to fulfil their duties, the assistant could step in and cover.
Nurses Collection – as you are probably aware our FAST ‘Nurses’ collect each Monday morning on Avenida de Los Covachos on Camposol B just down from Consum. The task is fun; chatting whilst collecting funds from passing residents – and fancy dress is optional!
If you have any special skills or indeed just a desire to help out in some way, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Being a member of FAST, whether as a member of the Support Team or the Responder Team, is a great way to make good friends whilst giving something to the community – and have some fun along the way.