Your family, our family
Your family, our family is a campaign designed to highlight the sacrifices family members and friends make to ensure Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers are able to support their community.
Your family, Our family: About the campaign
Behind every brave and hard-working Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteer is a support network of people that enable them to do what they do in their community.
Once again, in 2021 our members’ friends, family and employers have stood by our volunteers through a difficult time, major storm systems, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of them, our volunteers can respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
VICSES volunteers could not look after Victorians without the support of their families and employers. During the weekend of November 13 – 14, the Your family, Our family campaign aims to highlight the incredible people that support the 5,000+ volunteers who are the backbone of our service.
Your family, Our family aims to celebrate our members and the people who support them. It might not just be their immediate family who supports them - It’s their extended family, employer, housemates, workmates.
Now, more than ever, “your family, is our family…so thanks to them”.
Your family, our family: Stories from the service
To help celebrate the family and friends of VICSES, here are some case studies that show the beautiful support systems behind our volunteers.