Dave Smith

Organisation / Events that you volunteer with:

Foyle Search and Rescue

Why did you decide to volunteer, what inspired you?

I always enjoyed being on the water with kayaking and always saw Foyle Search and Rescue out on the water. When I turned 21 I decided to join them and give something back to the community.

What are your duties / tasks?

I am a coxwain (drive the boat) on duty nights and was a member fo the pager team for three years (on call 24/7),

What do you feel are the benefits of volunteering?

Helping someone who is going through a tough time and being able to take them to safety.

Do you have any advice for people considering volunteering for the first time?

Do it!! Valuable experience gained.