Step Up and volunteer for your community

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The New Generation of Our Volunteers: L-R is Sea Rescue’s Daniel Clarkson, SES’s Sarah Hamilton, Fire Fighter Benn Marshall & Surf Life Saver Emile Mercier. Michael Wilson, The West Australian.
Camera IconThe New Generation of Our Volunteers: L-R is Sea Rescue’s Daniel Clarkson, SES’s Sarah Hamilton, Fire Fighter Benn Marshall & Surf Life Saver Emile Mercier. Michael Wilson, The West Australian. Credit: The West Australian

Right now, there is a volunteer somewhere on call, watching their phone and preparing to step up for whatever emergency occurs.

From patrolling beaches and keeping track of vessels at sea, to fighting fires, searching for the lost and injured, driving ambulances and everything in between, tens of thousands of West Australians are giving up their time and protecting their communities as emergency service volunteers.

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Not all of them are on the very front lines, but no matter if it’s behind the desk or on-site at an accident, each of them proudly wears the uniform that sets them apart as everyday heroes.

But as the world changes, the question about who will next take up the baton of volunteering rises, right alongside the climbing population that will only need these kinds of people more and more.

While some data points to a drop in volunteer numbers, other experts maintain volunteering is changing, not declining.

No matter the case, the need for West Aussies today to keep putting up their hands to volunteer is undeniable.

There are plenty of men and women from 17 to 70 doing that very thing and they’re asking you to stand alongside them.

Whether it’s with your local St John Ambulance, Sea Rescue, Surf Life Saving Club or State Emergency Service, stepping up for any number of these services helps keep the spirit of volunteering - and our communities - alive and well.

To get started, see Volunteering WA to fill out an expression of interest.

You can also volunteer directly at:

St John Ambulance

Surf Life Saving WA

Department of Fire and Emergency Services

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