Rosies marks 28 years at schoolies

Some of the volunteers who keep the wheels turning during Schoolies Week celebrations in Surfers will mark 28 years of involvement this weekend.

Rosies has organised a gathering for those who have given up their time for free to help keep school leavers safe and well-hydrated over the years.

Schoolies co ordinator Vacen Taylor said Rosies signed up in 1987 and initially posted volunteers in a van.  They were tasked with the role of handing out water.


Then in the early 1990’s the charity organisation joined the Community Response Program.  From then on they have manned the Recharge and Recovery Zone.

Ms Taylor said they are a big supporter of keeping school leavers hydrated, even walking around with trays of water to make sure no one is missed.

Approximately 40 Rosies volunteers are helping out this year, around 13 will be rostered on each night.

The Rosies volunteers have various skills, some are nurses, others are counsellors.

On Sunday 22 November they are being invited to go to St Vincents Catholic Church on Hamilton Avenue in Surfers Paradise from 10:00 am.