Wear orange in appreciation of NSW SES Volunteers
Residents of NSW are encouraged to wear something orange on Wednesday 22 May to show their support and appreciation for their local NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) volunteers.
Wednesday 22 of May, 2024 is Wear Orange Wednesday or 'WOW Day'. On this day we encourage communities across Australia to wear orange and thank all SES volunteers across Australia who generously give their time to help communities during flood and storm emergencies.
Cheers to the dedicated volunteers throughout Australia who tirelessly dedicate themselves year-round to safeguard us during our most vulnerable moments. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your efforts in saving lives and protecting communities.
National Volunteer Week (NVW) serves as an annual celebration, recognising and honoring the invaluable contributions of our nation's volunteers. NVW are delighted to unveil the theme for National Volunteer Week 2024 - 'Something for Everyone.'
In 2024, National Volunteer Week aims to celebrate the diverse passions and talents that individuals contribute to the act of volunteering. This special occasion will also shine a spotlight on our exceptional SES volunteers.
Share your video or photo of thanks during May, and use the hashtag #thankyouSES
You can support the cause by downloading available campaign resources.
Our key objectives for #WOWDay Campaign 2024:
- Recognise and appreciate our NSW SES volunteers.
- Awareness during National Volunteer Week (NVW)
- Strong social media campaign shared publicly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Encourage people and businesses to wear orange on Wednesday 22 May.
- Share videos or photos of thanks during May, tag @NSWSES and use the hashtag #thankyouSES
Download available campaign resources - coming soon
How you can get involved
Celebrate Wear Orange Wednesday 'WOW Day' 22 May 2024 with a Morning Tea
Do you employ a NSW SES Volunteer?
As an employer you can thank your staff by:
- Hosting a morning tea on WOW Day to recognise NSW SES volunteers in your workplace
- Present the volunteer with a Certificate of Appreciation
- Share your video or photo of thanks, and use the hashtag #thankyouSES
Wednesday 22 May 2024 is Wear Orange Wednesday or 'WOW Day'. On this day we encourage communities across Australia to wear orange and thank all SES volunteers who generously give their time to help communities during flood and storm emergencies.
Here’s to all the volunteers across Australia who work all year round to protect us at our most vulnerable. We thank you for saving lives and protecting communities.
Host an orange morning tea at work - and if you have an co-worker who volunteers with the NSW SES, be sure to say #thankyouSES.
For more ways you can get involved, visit the WOW Day website.