As a Sturt SES volunteer, there are a variety of career paths that you can take. We will discuss with you your intentions and determine if either an operational or non-operational position best suits you. 

Operational Roles

Sturt SES members train and respond to a vast range of emergencies. These include but are not limited to:

  • Flood response - Providing advice, evacuation, rescue and essential supplies.
  • Storm response - Securing and covering damaged roofs, removing fallen trees and rescuing trapped people
  • Flood and Swiftwater Rescue
  • Large animal rescue
  • Search and rescue - Rescuing people from vehicle crashes, cliffs, confined spaces and marine situations. SES also often assists SA Police with searches.
  • Structural collapse/impact - Vehicle crashes whereby a building structure has been involved
  • Urban Search and Rescue
  • Confined space rescue
  • Bike Search and Rescue

Want to know more about what its like to be an operational member? 

For more information access the 'What SES does' page.


Non-Operational Roles

Volunteering with the SES doesn’t need to involve mud, dirt, heat, cold, rain and sweat.  In fact, successfully running a SES unit for our community is a significant undertaking that involves much more than trucks, helmets, lights and ladders. Critical roles involving finance, media, incident management and community education provide essential assistance to Sturt SES on an ongoing basis.

These roles are generally non-physical, can be designed to fit into any work/life commitment, are essential to the success of Sturt SES as a whole, and provide a rewarding experience for those who want to contribute but don’t see themselves as ‘lights and sirens’ types.

To deliver and maintain our 24/7 emergency response for our community, the Sturt SES Operations and Support Team utilises volunteers to assist with:

  • Administration: Data entry, document development, recordkeeping, finances
  • Communications: Media/public information, radio operations, scribing and note-taking
  • Information Management:  Digital and paper information management, IT management
  • Incident Management:  Logistics, crew welfare, incident prioritisation, crew dispatch
  • Community Engagement:  Fundraising, public outreach and education

We encourage you to please contact us today to learn how you can help us serve our community.