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On Wednesday 19th May 2021, VICSES celebrates Wear Orange Wednesday, a national day of thanks for the thousands of VICSES volunteers who serve the Victorian community 24 hours a day, seven days a week through storm, flood, road crash rescue, and much more.

It’s the national day of recognition to say ‘thank you’ to SES volunteers. 

Volunteers are the backbone of our service. In the 2019-20 financial year, VICSES volunteers responded to over 33,700 requests for assistance. 

Victorians are encouraged to get their workplaces, families, and friends involved in WOW Day celebrations by wearing orange and posting a photo to social media using the hashtags #WOWDay and #ThankYouSES. 

“Our roof tiles were covered in holes and the rain was rushing into nearly every room. We are living as a family of 6, including my mum and dad in their 70’s, as well as my kids and husband.

The VICSES volunteers who arrived at our home were calm, approachable, friendly, and knowledgeable  - which is exactly what we needed at the time.  My family certainly feels blessed to be Victorian. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did.” 

Kate Campbell, East Malvern resident affected by major storm damage
 

WOW 2020 light up locations

Thank you for those who helped turn the town orange in 2020! 

Click on the locations below to view where the SES light up locations were in 2020, including Bolte Bridge, MCG and the Melbourne Star.