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Youth in Emergency Services 2018

Youth in Emergency Services

Image courtesy of Eric Schusser

1 April to 30 June 2017

An opportunity for young people in the Tasman region to experience what it is like to be a volunteer in the emergency services. The fully funded programme is delivered in two phases. We do a session with each emergency service during Saturdays in April and May in Motueka. In the second phase, during May and June, we will connect you with emergency services in your local area and organise volunteering opportunities where possible.

Participants need to be aged 16 to 20 and based in the Tasman region.  Volunteer Nelson will help to provide transport options from around the region and cover travel costs. The dates for Phase 1 of the programme are 1 April, 8 April, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May. The sessions will run from 10am – 4pm. The emergency services involved are Urban Fire, Rural Fire, Coastguard, St. John and Land Search & Rescue.

Apply online via an easy online form here or contact Holly Drummond at holly@volunteernelson.org.nz or phone 03 546 7681 as soon as possible.

This is the second year Volunteer Nelson has worked with the Ministry of Social Development on YES programmes. Last year we developed a Nelson based Programme, this year we’ve been able to expand to a Tasman based programme as well. Here’s what happened in 2016: http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/81340589/Young-Nelson-volunteers-graduate-from-emergency-services-programme

2016 YES participants

2016 YES participants








Video clips of YES programme in previous years in different regions around NZ:


Here is the programme plan for Tasman YES 2017 sessions:

Tasman YES Dates Service Location
1 April Urban Fire Motueka
8 April Rural Fire Motueka
6 May Coastguard Nelson
13 May St. John Motueka
20 May Land Search & Rescue Tapawera
June Graduation event Motueka