National SES Week
National SES Week 12-18 November is celebrated each year by State Emergency Services across Australia as a way of congratulating the 40,000 volunteers nationally for their hard work and dedication to helping people in times of need.
The past 12 months have been particularly busy for NSW SES volunteers who’ve helped over 20,000 people during the flood emergency that swept across New South Wales earlier this year.
A feature of National SES Week is Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) on 14 November. We would like to encourage everyone to wear orange on this day to show support for SES Volunteers. Get your workplace or school involved. Download these flyers to promote WOW Day where you are and go orange for SES volunteers on 14 November.
National SES Week is also an opportunity to promote the role of volunteers in our communities. The NSW SES has around 10,000 volunteers across the state from all walks of life. Volunteers range in age from 16 up to 80 and can be involved in any activity from flood rescue to tarping roofs, clearing fallen trees and engaging with communities about storm and flood safety.
For more information on becoming a NSW SES volunteer, please call 1800 201 000 or check out our section on volunteering on our website: http://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/volunteering/