Isaiah Gorman

18

Campbelltown Unit

'Do it - it’s an amazing experience. I’ve met so many people, I’ve made new friends, new mentors and learnt so much. It’s also a brilliant way to further yourself as a human.'

When did you join the NSW SES and how old were you when you joined?

I joined the NSW SES mid-November in 2018 and was 16 Years old

What sparked your interest in the NSW SES? How did you come to join the NSW SES?

I had family members serve in the SES and decided to follow with the family tradition in serving, my biggest drive was being Aboriginal and representing my Culture in an important way, I found it a big motivation to do better. 

Why do you choose to be an SES Volunteer? 

I joined the SES to do something within my Community, learn new skills and meet new people and that’s happened, I’ve heard the saying “We’re ordinary people, doing extraordinary things” a lot and it pushes me and motivates me more and more each week 

What is your most memorable experience in your time as a NSW SES volunteer?

My first callout, a storm rolled through Campbelltown and we received a call and it being my first job I didn’t know what I was going to turn up too but when I arrived on the job, I instantly realised why I joined and after 8 hours I left and I’ve almost never missed out on a callout since. 

What would be your top tip for young people who may be thinking about becoming an NSW SES Member? 

Do it, it’s an amazing experience I’ve met so many people, I’ve made new friends, new mentors and learnt so much. It’s also a brilliant way too further yourself as a human and it’s grown me up a little. 


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