The NSW SES works closely with communities to prepare and respond to severe weather events. During the preparedness and response phases of disasters, the community can get involved as a spontaneous volunteer in a range of roles which don’t require previous NSW SES experience.
There are also roles outside of severe weather events where your existing skills and experience could be utilised. It’s a great way to gain experience, learn new skills and be part of your community without an ongoing commitment.
During major flooding in Western NSW during 2016, spontaneous volunteers from the local community helped fill more than 60,000 sandbags to protect properties from flooding.