SUPER MUM: Community champion, Emma Gardner balances the midwife life with motherhood and volunteering within the community.
SUPER MUM: Community champion, Emma Gardner balances the midwife life with motherhood and volunteering within the community. Trevor Veale

Community champion volunteers for her daughters

MIDWIFE and registered nurse, Emma Gardner is a woman who wears many hats. When she's not working at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus, Emma is a mum to three daughters and participates in a number of volunteer initiatives.

Emma is this week's Community Champion.

What do you do?

I've been president of the P&C for the last two years at Narranga Public School. We organise the fate, trivia nights and other activities. I also help out with the PHYSI and this is the first year I'm competing. Having three daughters, I want to do anything that helps them them out, so if it's helping their school or helping out with after school activities. If it makes them happy, it makes me happy.

What's the favourite part of volunteering and your job?

I like watching new ideas come to light and putting that plan into motion and working your way through each stage and then seeing an outcome at the end. It's all about seeing those little faces glow at the end when you've achieved something at the end.

The thing about midwifery is you just love being part of such an important time of people's lives.

How do you see your volunteer organisation grow in the coming years?

I'd like to see more volunteers come and join us to help us out. I'm looking forward to the fate at the end of the year.