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Surf Life Saving clubs calling for recruits

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If you are looking to get more involved in your community, Surf Life Saving Clubs across the Wide Bay have put the call out for new recruits.

Local volunteers helped save 35 lives last season, performed nearly 30 thousand preventative actions and carry out one and a half thousand first aid treatments.

A new recruitment campaign has been launched to get a new generation of surf lifesavers to sign up ahead of summer.

President of Surf Life Saving Australia Graham Ford said you don't have to be on the beach to be a part of the family.

"Surf Life Saving has about 180 thousand volunteer members around the country and about 50 thousand of the volunteer and go on patrol," said Mr Ford.

"So for the others there's lots of different roles that can take place."

Mr Ford said there is a role for everyone on the beach or behind the scenes.

"Each year our Surf Life savers complete 10 thousand rescues and you can help and be apart of that by walking down to the club, the doors are open and we would love for you to be part of our surf life saving."