See how far volunteering can take you - register today!Operational Support Volunteer

Not all positions during an emergency response are in the field.

We have specialist units known as Operational Support Units (OSUs) which primarily provide operations support. Most units have some operational support positions available. 

SES support volunteer providing the incident controller with live information from the field

Operational support volunteers at standard units carry out some of the following duties:

  • Business and administration support
  • Operational communications
  • Logistics
  • Welfare
  • Finance
  • Equipment and inventory management
  • Leadership and management
  • Public relations and community engagement
  • Reconnaissance and intelligence gathering
  • Emergency management and incident management

Submit our volunteer registration form for information on the types of support roles available near you.

Benefits of Volunteering


Challenge yourself by learning new skills in incident management, logistics functions, welfare management and much more.


Receive free, nationally recognised training including first aid, certificate III in public safety and much more.


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


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.