Becoming a school crossing supervisor means that as well as playing an important safety role helping people cross the road, you also become a much loved member in your local neighbourhood.
Local school crossing supervisor Popi Gotsis loves her job, so much so, she has been shepherding hundreds of students to and from school for the last 16 years.
“It’s fantastic for me. I love every morning,” said Popi.
As well as playing a key role in community safety, Popi has a strong community connection and is motivated by the “beautiful” parents, children and teachers she sees at each shift.
Popi encourages others to consider taking on a couple of hours to help other school children make their way safely to school.
“You have to see how nice it is … to meet the people. Try to do it!”
Best bits: getting to know your neighbours, working outdoors, extra money, flexible hours, making a difference
Skills: friendliness, patience, reliability, common sense, punctuality, alertness
Shifts: morning 8.15am to 9am and afternoon: 3.15pm to 4pm
Who you meet: dog walkers, joggers, neighbours, trainee custom and guide dogs, mums, dads, children, grandparents and carers