Recruiting people who want to help

Corio SES is looking for local volunteers who are interested in helping others. The unit, based in Anakie Road, is recruiting community-minded volunteers who can respond to flood, storm and road emergencies.

South West Region Community Resilience Co-ordinator Jake Johnson said there are many roles a volunteer can perform in the Unit, including community education, training, administration, operational response and rescue.

He said volunteers receive accredited, recognised training as part of their role, which could include general rescue, chainsaw operations, community education or media training.

“One of the things that make SES units so great is the diversity of members,” Jake said. “You can have teachers working alongside electricians, the unemployed, retirees and university students. There really is a role for everyone at VICSES.”

For more information about volunteering, call 1300-842-737.