As a volunteer based organisation, the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) provides emergency assistance to thousands of Victorians every year. This would be simply unachievable without the support of approximately 5,000 volunteers across the state.

VICSES is the control agency for flood, storm, tsunami and earthquake in Victoria and the largest provider of road rescue in the state. We assist Victoria Police in search and rescue operations, and play an important support role during major bushfires.

Our committed and dedicated volunteers have saved the lives and property of countless Victorians, providing these services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Volunteers come from all walks of life, with diverse backgrounds, interests and skills. What unites them is their commitment to VICSES and their community.

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Why volunteer?

Volunteering for VICSES can be one of the most rewarding and best investments you can make. As a VICSES volunteer, you can make a difference.

Volunteers have a wide range of opportunities to develop new skills, form new friendships, accept high levels of responsibility and enjoy the team spirit of a tightly knit unit. Learn more about the benefits of volunteering.

What volunteers do

VICSES volunteers perform a broad range of roles, from on-the-ground work through to providing operational support such as administration and public education. Learn about the diverse roles available.

Meet our volunteers

Meet some of the amazing people who volunteer for VICSES and learn about why they got involved, what they do in their unit and why they find it so rewarding.

Become a volunteer

To learn about our units or to register your interest in becoming a volunteer with us, find your nearest VICSES unit and submit an enquiry using our online form.