See how far volunteering can take you - register today!Marine Rescue Volunteer

Marine rescue volunteers play a vital role in protecting the safety of South Australian boat users. They conduct water based search and rescue activities, and help mariners in non-emergency situations such as break downs.

SES Sea Rescue VolunteerMarine rescue volunteers perform a range of activities such as:

  • Assisting mariners in non-emergency situations such as breakdowns
  • Searching waterways for missing people
  • Rescuing people from boats and waterways
  • Ferrying people from one location to another in emergency situations
  • Helping other emergency services with operations such as transporting emergency service personnel and police.

Submit our volunteer registration form for information about marine volunteering opportunities available near you.

Benefits of Volunteering


Marine rescue volunteers learn practical hands-on skills such as: sea survival, vessel handling and coastal navigation.


Marine Rescue Volunteers receive free, nationally recognised training including first aid, Certificate III in Public Safety and much more.


Marine rescue volunteers receive real world marine experience and have the opportunity to develop discipline and leadership skills that can help you land your dream job.


Give back to your local community and help them in their time of need. 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 build valuable relationships.