Volunteer Initiatives

Emergency Service Volunteers

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 communities in times of natural disasters and emergencies.

CFS and SES Volunteer Charters:

CFS and SES Volunteer Charters were developed to recognise the value of emergency service volunteers and specifically:

  • Reiterate the Government and the Emergency Services Sectors commitment to consulting and considering the views, needs and interests of CFS and SES volunteers
  • Identify the key roles and responsibilities of the parties to the Charters
  • Provide a framework for all parties to work in partnership with each other in the best interest of CFS and SES volunteers and South Australian community

Volunteer and Employer Recognition and Support Program:

SAFECOM has developed the Volunteer and Employer Recognition and Support Program (VERSP) that formally recognises and rewards the passion and commitment of emergency service volunteers and their employers. Emergency service volunteers are supported by their committed employers who make it possible for them to leave their places of work at very short notice in service of their communities.