Youth Volunteer Opportunities

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SES Cadets

SA SES provides volunteering opportunities for teens aged between 13 years old and 18 years old to develop skills, character and leadership qualities, and meet other young people as part of a SA SES Unit. 


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If you become a SES Cadet then you may be able to undertake any one of the following:

  • Basic skills training in the use of ladders, ropes, lighting equipment and much more
  • Learn more about SES radios and how to use them
  • Learn more about map reading
  • Complete your basic first aid

SES is a child safe environment and complies with the Children's Protection Act 1993.

Get a head start on becoming a volunteer member when you turn 18 years old.

For information on the different types of youth volunteering opportunities currently availible near you or fill out the Volunteer Registration Form or call 1300 364 587 .

For a better understanding of what SES cadets do, watch this ABC BTN video.

Benefits of Volunteering


Challenge yourself by learning new skills in leadership, land search and much more.


SES cadets who complete the free induction and basic akills programs can use them towards their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).  


Receive real world experience out in the community to help you with your career aspirations or just to do something different.


Learn more about how to give back to your local community. You can also help build community resilience through educating your neighbours on how to prepare and respond to severe weather.

Team Work

Become part of a dynamic team environment and meet new people.  Train together on a regular basis and learn from a diverse range of SES volunteers.