We’re celebrating 2019 National Youth Week

10/04/2019 02:10 PM

National Youth Week is being celebrated across the nation from 10 April – 18 April 2019. The week celebrates the contribution young people aged 12 – 25 make to the Australian community.

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is a volunteer organisation consisting of people from all walks of life and varying ages from 16 – 106!

NSW SES values our young volunteers as they are our future. They are valued, respected, and most importantly they strive to make a difference to their communities.

So what’s it take to be a NSW SES volunteer?

If you’re looking for adventure, a challenge and to make new friends volunteering for the NSW SES is for you.

NSW SES activities and training opportunities are flexible. You can factor them around existing work and study commitments.  Training night is once a week at your local Unit. you can further your skills by participating in training activities which normally fall on weekends and then of course helping when floods and storms hit.

Don't take our word for it. Read about young volunteer Shirley Heap. She joined Armidale Unit when she left school and is now a NSW Paramedic intern.   She’s one of 1,500 young NSW SES volunteers who are helping keep our communities safe.

As a NSW SES volunteer you do not have to take part in physical activities. There are so many other roles besides physical roles you can get involved in such as:

  • Media Officer – undertake media interviews to communicate key safety information to the public.
  • Community Engagement Officer – educating the public on how to prepare for floods and storms.
  • Administration – assisting your local NSW SES Unit with the day to day running of the Unit.
  • Click here to learn more about our volunteering roles

  So why become a NSW SES volunteer?

Volunteering with the NSW SES is a rewarding experience, not just for you but for your local community. The skills and qualifications you gain from being a NSW SES volunteer may even go towards future employment and tertiary opportunities.

You can also make new friends! If you have just moved to a new town for University or TAFE or have started a Graduate Program in a new city, joining the NSW SES could be an opportunity for you to meet new like-minded people.

The best thing is the feeling you get from volunteering and helping those in need who are experiencing the most difficult times in their life and to know that you helped them.

As a NSW SES volunteer your opportunities are endless. Call 1800 201 000 or apply online

The NSW SES is Australia’s leading emergency rescue agency for flood, storms and tsunami.

NSW SES has 10,000 volunteers ready to help and support NSW communities in times of disaster.

For more information on how you can become a NSW SES volunteer For Youth Week activities in your area visit www.youthweek.nsw.gov.au 

Thinking about becoming a volunteer but not sure what you'd like to do? Find out more about our various Volunteering Roles

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