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Become a Volunteer

Emergency service volunteers play a vital role in the South Australian community. There are over 14,000 dedicated South Australians who add to the social capital of our community because they are willing to protect their community in times of natural disasters and emergencies.

The South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) and South Australian State Emergency Service (SES) are the two volunteer agencies that provide emergency services support to our communities.

Emergency service volunteers come from all walks of life but share one common goal which is to help others in times of need.

Emergency service volunteers carry out a range of different roles. These include: 

  • Conducting searches
  • Fighting fires
  • Operating radios
  • Providing administrative support
  • Helping contain chemical spills
  • Dealing with storm and flood damage
  • Road crash rescue
  • Marine rescue
  • Providing support to the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS), South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS) and South Australian Police (SAPOL).

As a volunteer with the emergency services, you are provided with the necessary training and equipment to carry out your role. Other benefits include:

  • Meeting new people
  • Developing teamwork and leadership skills
  • Keeping fit
  • Having fun
  • Contributing to your community

If you want to be part of a team that makes a difference, call the Volunteer Recruitment Hotline on 1300 364 587, visit the CFS website or the SES website to find out more.