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National Volunteer Week is a time to acknowledge the people of Australia who generously donate their time to help better the lives of others. Surf lifesavers are some of the most dedicated and outstanding volunteers who really do change communities and change lives.

To celebrate National Volunteer Week and to recognise the outstanding efforts of our volunteers, we profiled a series of members from NSW surf clubs.

Chloe Carr: 2020 SLSNSW Junior Lifesaver of the Year

Chloe Carr is a member of Bungan Beach Surf Life Saving Club and was just last month, named the 2020 SLSNSW Female Junior Lifesaver of the Year. She is one of our inspirational members we profiled this week as part of National Volunteer Week 2020.

Ngiare Brown: Proud Yuin Woman and Passionate Volunteer

Professor Ngiare Brown is a Yuin Woman, passionate volunteer and surf sports advocate at Coledale Surf Life Saving Club - and an affiliate of Wanda and Warilla-Barrack Point. Not only does she dedicate her time to the Surf Life Saving movement, but she was also the first Aboriginal doctor in NSW and is a gold medal outrigger crewmember. 

Emma Leggett - Budden: Young Innovator

Emma Leggett-Budden hails from Bungan Beach Surf Life Saving Club. She recently invented a solution to help IRB crews move outboard motors safely. We caught up with her to find out more about her problem solving invention.

Kate Broadhurst: Leading Inclusive Programs on the Central Coast

Former Ironwoman Kate Broadhurst from Avoca Beach SLSC and North Entrance SLSC has been leading inclusive programs on the Central Coast since the launch of the Avoca Beach Sharks Nippers in 2016.

Maureen Worth: A Lifetime of Volunteering

Maureen Worth is a Life Member of North Narrabeen Surf Life Saving Club and has dedicated a lifetime of service to the Surf Life Saving movement.

Jackson Towns: Passionate Volunteer Surf Lifesaver and Emergency Service Professional

Jackson Towns has been a member of Elouera Surf Life Saving Club for ten years, and when he isn't patrolling or volunteering as a Duty Officer, he works full-time for another NSW emergency service organisation.