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Why volunteer

It takes thousands of dedicated Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers from across the state to provide emergency assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Become a VICSES volunteer and join approximately 5,000 people committed to keeping Victorians safe during emergencies.

Serve your community

Experience the rewarding sense of pride that comes from serving your community. You will play a vital role in ensuring the safety of Victorians through working with the community you live in.

Make lifelong friends

Meet new people within the community and make lifelong friends. As an integral part of a highly trained volunteer unit, you will work closely with the other dedicated volunteers who make up the life of the organisation.

Personal and professional growth

The training and experience you will receive as a volunteer will help you develop skills in leadership, communication, problem solving, personal organisation and physical fitness. These skills along with VICSES membership are highly valued by employers.

Ongoing support

In addition to comprehensive training programs, dedicated emotional support is available to all volunteers, whenever they need it. This support is also available for partners and family members of volunteers.

Recognition of service

Volunteers are eligible for numerous honours and awards at a local, state and even national level. Valuing the compassion and dedication of our volunteers and the sacrifices they make each day is a priority for the organisation.