ROSEMARY Williams says a captain’s call drew her to volunteering.
The Dunolly resident was chatting with the local CFA captain in 1999 when they spoke about the fundraising efforts the brigade do.
She offered to lend a hand.
Since then she has been heavily involved in the organisation.
“I’ve been helping with lunches, morning teas, organising fundraisers,” she said.
“You don’t have to be a firefighter if you don’t want to.
"You can do support work. Brigades always need money and people to help out.”
Mrs Williams said she spends up to four days a week involved in different CFA activities.
“It’s a fair amount,” she said.
“Lately we’ve had whole weekends doing catering for various groups.”
She said it was one of the easiest ways to get involved in the group and said it was an easy decision to keep going in the brigade.
“I think I will stay and keep doing the odd little bit I can do. It keeps one younger at heart.”
"It's really worthwhile to be a volunteer.
"It's an interesting way to meet others.
"It keeps you active, mentally and physically."