Become a Volunteer
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 community in times of natural disasters and emergencies.
Emergency service volunteers come from all walks of life but share one common goal which is to help others in times of need.
Emergency service volunteers carry out a range of different roles. These include:
- Conducting searches
- Fighting fires
- Operating radios
- Providing administrative support
- Helping contain chemical spills
- Dealing with storm and flood damage
- Road crash rescue
- Marine rescue
- Providing support to the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS), South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS) and South Australian Police (SAPOL).
As a volunteer with the emergency services, you are provided with the necessary training and equipment to carry out your role. Other benefits include:
- Meeting new people
- Developing teamwork and leadership skills
- Keeping fit
- Having fun
- Contributing to your community