National Youth Week is being celebrated across the nation from 10 April – 18 April 2019. The week celebrates the contribution young people aged 12 – 25 make to the Australian community.
The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is a volunteer organisation consisting of people from all walks of life and varying ages from 16 – 106!
NSW SES values our young volunteers as they are our future. They are valued, respected, and most importantly they strive to make a difference to their communities.
So what’s it take to be a NSW SES volunteer?
If you’re looking for adventure, a challenge and to make new friends volunteering for the NSW SES is for you.
NSW SES activities and training opportunities are flexible. You can factor them around existing work and study commitments. Training night is once a week at your local Unit. you can further your skills by participating in training activities which normally fall on weekends and then of course helping when floods and storms hit.
Don’t take our word for it. Read about young volunteer Shirley Heap. She joined Armidale Unit when she left school and is now a NSW Paramedic intern. She’s one of 1,500 young NSW SES volunteers who are helping keep our communities safe.
As a NSW SES volunteer you do not have to take part in physical activities. There are so many other roles besides physical roles you can get involved in such as:
- Media Officer – undertake media interviews to communicate key safety information to the public.
- Community Engagement Officer – educating the public on how to prepare for floods and storms.
- Administration – assisting your local NSW SES Unit with the day to day running of the Unit.