Wear Orange Wednesday 'WOW Day' 18 May 2022
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.
Here’s to all the volunteers across Australia who work all year round to protect us at our most vulnerable. We thank you for saving lives and protecting communities.
National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. From Monday 16 to Sunday 22 May 2022, NVW will celebrate the significant contribution of almost six million volunteers across Australia, and we will highlight our SES members.
Host a morning tea to say thanks
Host a morning tea on WOW Day to say "thankyou" to the NT Emergency Service volunteers. The NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services will share your photos on Facebook and Instagram.
Share your video or photo of thanks during May, and use the hashtag #thankyouNTES
Check out some of the other events and activities we have planned for WOW Day across the Territory:
- NT SES letters of kindness - Darwin, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs
For National Volunteer Week, the Northern Territory Emergency Service will have 'Letters of Kindness Stations' set up at local libraries across the Greater Darwin, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek areas. Our letter boxes will also be located at Tennant Creek Hospital and Alice Springs Bunnings. This will give you an opportunity to write a letter of thanks to our very special NT SES volunteers.
Each letter will be personally delivered to a NT SES volunteer along with a certificate of appreciation.
- Lighting up the Territory orange
This WOW Day, we're lighting up the Territory ORANGE! Keep an eye out for some of your favourite landmarks across the Territory on 18 May 2022.
- WOW Day Tug-o-war Event - Alice Springs
NT SES Volunteers and staff are challenging the our police and fire members to our annual WOW Day (Wear Orange Wednesday) Tug-Of-War event. The police currently hold the trophy from 2019. Who is going to be the winner of the WOW Day tri-service trophy for 2022!
So head on down to the Alice Springs Town Council lawns on Wednesday 18 May for what it sure to be an entertaining afternoon for all.
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022
Where: Alice Springs Town Council
- Thank you SES event
To show our Darwin and Palmerston volunteers some extra love, we'll be hosting a private function for the Palmerston and Darwin SES Units on WOW Day.
Thank you certificates
- NTES Thank you certificates
Download certificates here - For employers to provide to employees who are volunteers