New volunteering opportunities for NSW residents

22/09/2017 11:00 AM

With the storm season underway, the NSW SES has unveiled new opportunities for residents to volunteer to help build greater community resilience in severe weather.

The new initiative, ‘Volunteering Reimagined’, has been launched and allows more flexibility as well as offering different options for people to get involved with the Service while broadening the capability of the NSW SES.

As part of this new initiative three new categories of volunteering have been introduced in addition to the existing core volunteer membership. These new categories of volunteers include Community Action Team (CAT) members, Corporate volunteers and Spontaneous volunteers.

CAT members will be a group of people or individuals who join a designated Community Action Team and can be tied to a geographical area or a specific functional role.

Spontaneous volunteers will be those individuals who provide assistance to the NSW SES in a temporary way, usually in response to large disasters, while corporate volunteers will be employees of companies that have partnered with the NSW SES and the employer will provide volunteer leave for their workers to contribute to the Service.

Changes have also been made to the existing core volunteer membership to allow greater flexibility in how these members volunteer their time with the organisation.

So it doesn’t matter whether you have a few hours or a few days to spare each year, you can get involved with the NSW SES. You don’t necessarily have to be out in the elements battling Mother Nature either. Whether you’re doing those front line roles or providing assistance in a supporting role like managing logistics or finances, intelligence gathering, media liaison or community engagement, there is a place for you with the NSW SES.

With the storm season upon us, there has never been a better time to volunteer with the NSW SES. Whatever your background, location and skill-set, there is a place for you to join us.

Read more information about volunteering with the NSW SES.

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