Spontaneous Volunteers are community members who volunteer in one-off events to support the NSW SES during emergencies.
As a spontaneous volunteer, you are volunteering to assist your community without a long term commitment. You could assist with a range of roles including (but not limited to):
- Protecting properties from flooding
- Assisting residents prepare for severe weather events
- Answering phones and providing administrative support
- Assisting with a logistical role to support our teams in the field
- Clearing debris and cleaning up after storms
- Providing information and updates to local residents
When your local SES Unit is in need of extra resources to assist in operational response for severe weather events, calls for assistance are made by Units via social media, so please stay tuned to your local Unit’s Facebook page for further information and calls to action. You can also stay informed and follow our NSW SES social media feeds (Facebook or Twitter).=
Hear from Lachlan Costello, a spontaneous volunteer with NSW SES:
How do I get involved?
At this time we are not currently accepting applications for spontaneous volunteers to pre-register with NSW SES. When spontaneous volunteers are required, further information will be distributed through the NSW SES website and social media channels. You may wish to register as a NSW SES unit volunteer instead. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with NSW SES.
Spontaneous Volunteer Induction
Ready to get involved? At the start of your involvement with the NSW SES, you will be shown this induction video so you can stay safe and have a great experience.