Wednesday 17 May 2023 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 15 to Sunday 21 May 2023.

During National Volunteer Week (15-21) we recognise and appreciate our NSW SES volunteers. This year, WOW Day is held on May 17.

Remember to make Wednesday 17th May 2023 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 2023:

  • 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 17.
  • 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.

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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.