This co-designed project is a collaboration with the University of Western Australia and key emergency management organisations for the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.
It seeks to support the emergency management sector to respond to opportunities and challenges within the changing landscape of modern day volunteering.
The research has two key streams:
- ‘Adapting the sector’ – aims to support the emergency management sector to adapt to the transformation of volunteering and put itself in the best position possible to enable and enhance the value of volunteering to communities into the future (based at RMIT University).
- ‘Enhancing volunteer sustainability’ – aims to support organisations to improve volunteer retention through effective on-boarding, and potentially through adapting volunteer roles and pathways, and to measure progress towards building a culture of inclusion amongst their volunteer base that supports effective on-boarding (based at University of Western Australia).