Wednesday 18 May 2022 is Wear Orange Wednesday or 'WOW Day'. On this day we encourage communities across Australia to wear orange and thank all SES volunteers who generously give their time to help communities during flood and storm emergencies.

We encourage the community to thank all volunteers during National Volunteer Week from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 May 2022.

During National Volunteer Week (17-23) we recognise and appreciate our NSW SES volunteers. This year, WOW Day is held on May 18.

Remember to make Wednesday 18th May 2021 the day you wear orange to show your support of NSW SES volunteers and share videos or photos of thanks during May.

Our key objectives for Thank You Campaign 2022:

  • Recognise and appreciate our SES volunteers.
  • Awareness during National Volunteer Week (NVW)
  • Strong social media campaign shared publicly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Encourage people and businesses to wear orange on May 18.
  • Share videos or photos of thanks during May, tag @NSWSES and use the hashtag #thankyouSES

Do you employ NSW SES Volunteer/s?

Host an orange morning tea at work - and if you have an co-worker who volunteers with the NSW SES, be sure to say #thankyouSES

As an employer you can thank your staff by:

  • Hosting a morning tea on WOW Day to recognise NSW SES volunteers in your workplace.
  • Present the volunteer with a Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Share your video or photo of thanks, and use the hashtag #thankyouSES

Download available campaign resources here: WOW Day 2022

NSW SES and NRMA Logos

Visit the NSW SES:

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Ph: (02) 4251 6111 for general enquiries.

For emergency assistance in floods and storms call 132 500.

WOW Day Tile