SES Volunteering

Be Extraordinary

Every day ordinary people are training, planning and preparing so that in your time of need they can be extraordinary. View our current SES recruitment campaign to see how you can become part of a national organisation of ‘ordinary people doing extraordinary things’, or check out our current brochure, (PDF, 3.8MB).

Who We Are

The Isaac SES is always in need of volunteers, each year they help their communities in times of emergency and disaster, protecting the safety of our region and our people. All SES volunteers are trained and equipped to help their communities across a range of functions, and their primary purpose is to assist the most vulnerable members of the community.

The Isaac SES is currently operating across depots in Moranbah, Nebo, Clermont, Dysart, Middlemount, Glenden, St Lawrence, Carmila and Greenhill, and welcomes volunteers aged 16 years and over and with a variety of skill sets.

What We Do

Isaac SES volunteers empower members of the community to help themselves and others in times of emergency and disaster, so they can focus on helping the most vulnerable. SES members work as part of a skilled team and have approved functions based on local hazards and skill sets.

Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds - officer workers, miners, farmers, students, tradies and retirees. As an SES volunteer, you may not be activated on a regular basis, however, your assistance will be critical when needed.

SES Functions Include:

  • Agency Support
  • Flood Boat Response
  • Incident Management
  • Road Crash Rescue
  • Searches
  • Special Rescues
  • Storm Damage Operations
  • Traffic Management

Becoming ‘Extraordinary’

No matter who you are or what you do, there’s an SES task to suit everyone. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds - officer workers, miners, farmers, students, tradies and retirees. They leave their families and workplaces to assist you... even when their own homes are affected.

In addition to helping your community in times of need you’ll become part of a like-minded yet diverse group of people. You’ll form lasting friendships, and develop real-life skills and knowledge that can be carried through to the workforce and will stay with you forever.

Many Isaac employers support volunteers in their workforce, meaning if you’re activated while at work they will support your SES commitments. 

To find out more about being part of something extraordinary, please contact Isaac’s Local SES Controller on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472227) or email or visit State Emergency Service Volunteer | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (