Are you interested in becoming an SES volunteer?
We are always keen to hear from potential new members.
However please note that Northshore is currently full.
**Our 2021 intake window has closed. Waitlist now in operation for our 2022 intake.**
Due to our high volunteer retention rate, new member intakes for the Northshore unit are typically only held once a year, in February. If you would like to be considered, then you must lodge your details with us by using the form below.
The information / intake process is very simple, and involves three basic stages, as follows:
Stage 1 – Information Night:
All potential new members must attend an information night before they will be considered for membership. Once a date has been finalised, invitations will be emailed to those on the waiting list.
The information night offers a brief insight into what SES volunteers really do and what the requirements and commitments will be. You will also get the chance to tour the unit, to meet existing members, and to ask any questions over some light refreshments.
There are ‘no strings attached’ to coming along – if you decide that you would like to apply, then you can take an application form home with you. If you decide that the SES is not for you then that is absolutely fine!
Stage 2 – Preliminary Approval – Interview Night:
If you decide to apply, and your application is approved for further consideration, then you proceed to the preliminary round, when you will be requested to attend a 15 / 20 minute meeting with the unit management team. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss your particular application including your skills, goals, availability etc. Of course, you can also ask any final questions to ensure that you are fully aware of everything that there is to know.
Stage 3 – Final Approval:
First round of offers will then be issued. Depending on the take up of those offers, a second round of offers may then follow.
Remember that current membership levels will specifically dictate the numbers of places available and the number of places offered. No matter how perfect some of you may be to become SES volunteers, we will have a specific amount of places available, and it is highly unlikely that we will be able to please everybody.
As expected, the huge variance of employment and family situations with members dictates when they may be available for training and callouts – each member advises their typical availability on the main callout list. However, please note that by applying to join the Northshore SES unit, you are committing to attending regular training (every Wednesday evening from 1930hrs to 2230hrs) with a view to becoming a dependable & reliable member of the unit.
If you have any queries in relation to the SES in general or the Northshore unit, then please contact our management team using the form below.
To register your details (to attend the next information session) please use the form below.
We will respond to your query / acknowledge your position on the waiting list, as soon as we can.
If you are interested in joining another local SES unit, or an alternative DFES volunteer brigade, group or unit, then please call the DFES Volunteer Recruitment Hotline on 1800 628 141.