Jake Wadsworth says becoming a volunteer after a full time career in the navy was a positive change for the better.
Jake grew up in the Camden Haven and joined the navy after leaving school. He was based out of Nowra, located on the NSW south coast.
Jake recently moved back home with his partner Rachel and their nine-month-old daughter Lilith.
After leaving a structured job as a helicopter pilot in the navy, Jake found life a bit chaotic.
He decided to become a volunteer with Primary Ethics after connecting with a Vietnam veteran who gave him some guidance.
"I didn't really know what to do but it's not an uncommon feeling for others who have also left military positions," Jake said.
Primary Ethics is an independent not-for-profit organisation which was established in 2010 to provide young people with the space to explore ethical dilemmas.
Jake said volunteers of the program invest their time so that the children have a choice of participating in scripture or ethics
"It is definitely for anyone who wants to contribute to our future generations by helping them to think critically and work collaboratively," he said.
Jake said he is really enjoying being a facilitator of the program and allowing the children to talk freely without any inhibition.
"Kids have this creativity where they can express views which are outside the box because they haven't been constrained by social etiquette," he said.
Jake is studying to be a teacher at Charles Sturt University and is a volunteer at headspace in Port Macquarie.
Jake volunteers for the Primary Ethics program at Laurieton Pubic School.He encourages others to get involved because he said it's a great way to give back to the community.
Primary Ethics is running a two day training course for volunteers in Port Macquarie from March 16-17.