NSW SES is a volunteer-based organisation that works with communities to prepare and respond to severe weather events.

We are the lead agency for flood, storm and tsunami in NSW. We manage responses to these emergencies and help communities prepare through planning and education.

NSW SES volunteers come from all walks of life, bringing with them many different skills, interests and backgrounds. They are united by the purpose of supporting their communities in times of need.

Become a volunteer

Apply Now Self Help Dashboard

Learn more about our Unit Volunteer roles and become a volunteer with NSW SES. Or to check the status of an application you have submitted already using the Self Help Dashboard.

We have also launched new ways you can volunteer.

We understand everyone has busy lives and we have modernised our volunteering opportunities to introduce greater flexibility and more options:

Corporate Volunteering Community Action Team Spontaneous Volunteering

Corporate Volunteering is a great opportunity to provide a memorable experience as an employee or for your staff.

Community Action Teams provide smaller communities and groups with an opportunity to volunteer with the NSW SES. Find out how you can utilise your skills or local knowledge.

Spontaneous Volunteering is all about helping your community in an emergency when it is needed the most. It is the Australian spirit to come together in times of crisis.

To register your interest for any of the above options please complete this form: Expression of Interest

You can also contact your local NSW SES volunteer unit and arrange a time to drop in and discuss your interest in volunteering and find out what roles your local SES Unit undertake.

Introduction to the NSW State Emergency Service

Learn more about the NSW SES by completing this Online Introduction Please sign in as 'Guest'.

For further information on volunteering, call 1800 201 000 or download the NSW State Emergency Service brochure

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