Nick Dempsey kicks off the Volunteer Ambassador Program 

Recently we were thrilled to officially launch our Volunteer Ambassador Speaking program!
Nick Dempsey shared his story with the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) which is a significant international Rotary youth program.  Nick inspired this impressive group of young people by talking about how life can derail your plans, but there is always a Plan B. 
Nick is a champion water polo player who was working towards going to the Olympics before a terrible pool accident changed his life forever.
In January 2017 Nick was celebrating his 21st birthday with friends and family. He  jumped into the pool, like he had done many times before, and misjudged it.  He hit the bottom, dislocated his neck and is now a quadriplegic.
“Everyone thinks they are bullet proof and it won’t happen to them. I represented Australia in water polo and would dive into a pool 50 times a week and I still managed to misjudge the dive. A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone, any time” Nick Dempsey.
Our Volunteer Ambassadors are a diverse, interesting and impressive bunch! If you are interested in booking one of these incredible speakers to visit your workplace, school or group, please email
You can watch a short video about Nick’s story here;
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