Since joining Warrnambool’s SES unit a year ago, Bess Krause has been surprised by what she is capable of.
The new recruit said she was prompted to join because she wanted to help people during their time of need while picking up new skills.
“It seemed like a good opportunity to get out and learn new things and help the community,” she said.
Ms Krause said had received thorough training and existing members made a big effort to include her during jobs so she could learn.
“They teach you really well and you end up doing things you never thought you could have,” she said.
Nick Maroniti has been with the unit for a year and a half, and he said he enjoyed the teamwork and making friends, including some from other units.
Mr Maroniti said he was also motivated to join because he wanted to do something positive to help people.
A recruitment drive information session is being held at the Warrnambool SES Station at 40 Walsh Road on Monday August 14 at 7pm.