Have you ever thought of becoming a volunteer for an organization with a specific cause?

Becoming a volunteer means allotting your time and energy for a good cause which will benefit other people in the community. And there are various reasons why we choose to become a volunteer, it is whether to beat boredom, to help others, to learn about an activity that interests us or even to gain perspective on life. Regardless of your reasons, volunteerism is something that benefits both parties involved — you help yourself by helping others.

The call of volunteerism appears in many shapes. There are various types of volunteer organizations you can sign up to, such as a club campaigning for the environment, for the animal welfare, for human rights, for health and for saving lives.

An organization like Southbourne Surf Life Saving Club (SSLSC) who works to prevent drowning and save lives is a remarkable club any youth or adult would want to get involved. Since its foundation on 1986, the club expanded massively due to the extreme interest of many Southbourne citizens to make their community a safe and healthier place for the residents and tourists.

If you thought becoming a volunteer must have special skills or extensive experience, then you are making a mistake. Southbourne Surf Life Saving Club will train you in order to help others. You will be taught surf safety, basic lifesaving skills and surf and beach sports. They make sure that all their activities incorporate fun to motivate and inspire their members. Every member shares their free time to learn various lifesaving skills that can be valuable in emergency situations.

Southbourne Surf Life Saving Club is a member of Surf Life Saving Association of Great Britain which serves as an awarding body for the highest standard of Beach Lifeguard Qualification in the country. They are also a full member of International Life Saving and a National Governing Body for Life Saving. As of now, they have over 80 Surf Life Saving Clubs affiliated to them and with more than 5,000 volunteers who make communities and beaches safer by saving lives and prevention of drowning.

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