National Volunteers Week was last week and I was out and about seeing just what goes into helping out with two of our most essential emergency organisations, the SES and CFS.
I visited the Western Adelaide SES at their headquarters and they were quite happy to show me the ropes, literally! They put me through my paces and it was great to see these talented volunteers in their element.
I also got along to the Nuriootpa CFS to pay tribute to their volunteers. Young and old, the pride they had in their role was outstanding, and I commend them on their service.
I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank our local volunteers, who are the lifeblood of our sporting clubs, schools and community groups. Without the contributions of volunteers, these organisations would not be able to exist!