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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:23am

Do you want to make a difference to our children’s safety?

Selwyn Carseat Champions are a group of volunteers actively making a difference to our children’s safety when in a motor vehicle, and they have positions available to be filled.

Volunteers are given training to be registered New Zealand Transport Agency Child Restraint Technicians and are equipped with the skills to install child restraints from baby capsules through to older children’s booster seats.

Anna Nurse of Leeston, trained as a technician four years ago she has several reasons for volunteering. “This was something I could fit in around my family and work life.Carseat I have taken great pride over the years in being able to help caregivers keep their little ones safe,” she says.

“It’s not just putting car seats in – each install is a lesson and I know that mini lesson is going to be shared with their friends and bit by bit the ripple effect of what we are doing is changing the culture around car seat safety.”

As our community grows with young families, demand for the service is growing to the point where more volunteers are needed to become child restraint technicians.

Volunteers are involved in monthly car seat clinics as well as being available for one off checks when personal commitments allow.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in your community please contact Stephanie Hautler for more information.