SES puts out the call for more volunteers to join them

While WOW Day, Wear Orange Wednesday, is set down as a day annually to support and recognise our State Emergency Service volunteers, the Cobar Unit also used the day as an opportunity to get out into the community and recruit more members.

State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers came together last Wednesday for WOW Day, Wear Orange Wednesday.
Helen Boddy, an SES volunteer for 35 years, said WOW Day encourages communities across Australia to wear orange in support and recognition of SES volunteers who generously give their time to help communities during flood, storm and other emergencies.
The Cobar SES also used the day to try and recruit some new members.
“We desperately need volunteers,” Helen said.
“FIFO has had a significant impact on num-bers in and around the Cobar area.
“We also do 99 per cent of primary rescue as there is no Police Rescue here.”
Another Cobar member, Kala Ohlsen, a road crash certified SES volunteer, said SES wel-comes volunteers from all walks of life and the wide range of skills and experience they can bring to the unit.
“The NSW SES offers a variety of fee-free national, industry and organisational training programs to cater for the different needs of our members and the service, so if you’re looking for a challenge, not afraid to give something new a go and want a rewarding way to give back to the community, the NSW SES is the place for you!” Kala said.
The NSW SES has reimagined volunteering, with new opportunities for community mem-bers to become involved.
Spontaneous Volunteering is flexible so whether you have an hour, a day or a week, you can make a difference.
The majority of volunteers discover that the NSW SES is like a large family with the op-portunity to form lifelong friendships and sup-port networks.