NSW SES has launched Volunteering Reimagined, an initiative to increase volunteer numbers, build capability and better engage with local communities.
Recognising that the landscape of volunteering has changed – people live busy lives and want to get involved in short term, episodic volunteering opportunities, Volunteering Reimagined includes new categories of volunteering including:
- Spontaneous volunteers who contribute only when required;
- Corporate volunteers who bring unique skills and experiences; and
- Community Actions Teams who have basic training and reside in at risk areas to protect local communities.
Oatley MP Mark Coure regularly visits the NSW SES Hurstville Unit with his son, James.
“Volunteering is such a rewarding experience and I encourage those in the community to join your local units”, Mr Coure said.
“There are many opportunities to get involved before, during and after severe weather events.”
Signing up as a volunteer with the NSW SES will provide members with an opportunity to use their unique skillset and help educate communities about their local risks, encourage their community to become more resilient to the impacts of severe weather, and support local NSW SES volunteers.
Joining the NSW SES is a simple process, takes just minutes, and can be completed online at www.ses.nsw.gov.au.