The NSW SES Volunteers Association is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1998, to benefit the thousands of volunteer NSW SES members.
We are a registered charity and run a Welfare Fund for members suffering financial hardship. Our fund has deductible gift recipient status.
We represent our members in many forums, look after their welfare and wellbeing and provide recognition through a variety of programs including individual scholarships, professional development opportunities, Unit grants, benefits programs and special projects.
4PM, FRIDAY 27th JULY, 2018
The NSW SES Volunteers Association President, Kim Davis, has today announced support for volunteers of the NSW SES experiencing hardship from the current drought.
“I have seen firsthand the effects of the drought on our State, our rural people and our volunteers,” Ms Davis said.
“Rural volunteers are the backbone of their communities, often cutting people out of cars, providing community medical response and are there when needed during emergencies‐ whatever form they may take.”
“Volunteers help their communities for free during an emergency, and the drought has placed more stress and hardship on them. As the Association that represents and supports SES volunteers, we want to be able to ease that burden where we can.”
“The Association provides care for volunteers, including professional mental health support and assistance during hardship.”
President Davis has advised that donors can request their donation to the NSW SESVA Welfare Fund be directed to drought support for volunteers. Tax deductable donations can be made directly to the Welfare Fund:
2. Cheques/money orders can be posted to
NSW SESVA, PO BOX 861,
STRAWBERRY HILLS NSW 2012
3. Phone 1300 162 358
The NSW SES Volunteers Association raises money through raffles to advocate and support volunteers of the NSW SES. The Welfare Fund is available to all volunteer of the NSW SES.
Applications by volunteers can be made for support online at the NSWSESVA website https://www.nswsesva.org.au
The Association has also undertaken the following actions in response to the drought;
1. Working with Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and effected volunteers to receive
interest free loans (up to $50,000) where needed
2. SESVA members working locally and remotely to assist volunteers in receiving support
3. Ensuring mental health support mechanisms are communicated and in place
4. Working with Regional Assistance for options of assistance with transport of livestock,
fodder, water, water and fodder infrastructure, banking of genetic material of livestock
5. Working with other charites for donation of non‐perishable food items to be dropped off
at collection points (buyabale and Foodbank)
6. Working with specialised agencies to purchase hay, groceries, diesel etc when
7. The NSWSESVA has obtained access to financial counselling services available to rural
volunteers experiencing drought.
‘‘We are asking that all volunteers look out for one another during this time. Please check on your fellow volunteers and ask if they are OK.” Ms Davis said
The SESVA has sought advice and is working with NSW Government and other Not for Profit charities during the drought to ensure that the right assistance is given in the appropriate way during this lengthy period.
The NSWSESVA is a Not for Profit charity celebrating its 20th year of support to volunteers. This support includes advocacy, mental health, welfare and grants.
For further information contact:
Mr Shannon Crofton 0414 825 640
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Phone raffles are run by the National SES Volunteers Association to raise essential funds to support the volunteers who help our local communities for nothing more than an thank you. You can show your support by buying raffle tickets here.
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