Volunteering Efforts Recognised during SES Week
14 November 2011
It takes a special person to be a volunteer - it requires dedication, generosity and a genuine willingness to help people. Canterbury City SES is full of people like that - volunteers who are a selfless, hard working, who are always there when our community needs their help.
Last week, was designated NSW SES Volunteer Week, and I took the opportunity to sit down with some of our local SES volunteers to hear about their experiences on the job and to say thanks on behalf of our City.
Disasters can take many forms and can vary in their severity, from a leaky roof to a roof which has been blown away, from a tree blocking your driveway to a tree in your bedroom. When faced with a problem people know that they can call on the SES for their help.
Council is proud of its strong and long time association with the SES, and in turn the SES has always been a strong supporter of our community events, such as the Haldon St Festival, where they not only showcase their services but also provide emergency support and help with crowd control.
One of the things I'm constantly impressed about with Canterbury City SES is the strength in their volunteer numbers and their mateship. That's really encouraging and inspiring.
On behalf of the City of Canterbury, I'd like to thank our SES volunteers for all of their hard work and time spent aiding our community. Many of them have full time work and family commitments to contend with as well as providing vital assistance to our community. It's reassuring to know that we can rely on our committed and hard working SES volunteers in our times of need.