What volunteers do
Whether providing on the ground support or raising community awareness, Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) values people who can use their varied skills and experiences to act in a wide range of roles.
We rely on our volunteers to provide on the ground support in emergencies, from responding to natural disasters such as flood, storm, tsunami and earthquake, to supporting other emergency services organisations.
Volunteering in an operational role may include:
- General rescue in response to flood, storm, earthquake and tsunami
- Rescue from road crashes
- Operating rescue boats
- Search and rescue in urban and other environments
- Managing and directing traffic during emergencies
- Using specialised rope rescue equipment
In addition to volunteering in operations, SES offers many support roles that assist Units and help you to build professional skills.
Non-operational volunteering roles may include:
- Media and public relations
- Public and community education