Community Capability Volunteer

Community engagement is an important function of the NSW SES. Having a community that is prepared for floods and storms or other emergencies, can assist in reducing the loss of property, stock and even lives. Ultimately, community engagement builds resilience to these events within communities.


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Volunteering type

Work with media agencies and manage social media profiles to inform your community and keep residents safe.

Fitness Requirements

This role may involve both office and field work. A minimum level of fitness is required for field work.

Time Requirements

Initial training involves a training course over one weekend and then experience on the job. The majority of work for this role is during or following periods of severe weather.

Skills requirements

The following training pathway is required:

  • Fundamentals & generic skills,
  • Media Liaison.

Unit locations with this capability

Available at all units. Trained members with media experience are often deployed to assist with operations in other parts of NSW.

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