Recruiting Success for MVS Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight unit had a busy start to the year when it attended the annual IOW Volunteer Day at the Ventnor Botanic Gardens.
The event is attended by people looking to make use of their spare time to work in a voluntary organisation.
Last year the MVS gained three members and this time 14 people completed contact forms and several of these want to start as soon as they can.
Two potential volunteers were so keen that they came along to the next training night rather than waiting for a special induction meeting and joined in with members learning to use new CB radios.
Two recruits from last year were awarded their Qualified Volunteer grade.
Lionel Whitehead and Karen Ogier both work within the unit in all aspects of its activities but both want to specialise in seamanship and are working towards their RYA Power Boat 2.
Both of them agree that joining the MVS has in many ways changed their lives and they are keen to progress.
Picture: Karen Ogier and Dave Dobson meet potential members at the MVS stand.