State Emergency Service volunteer views on expectations, experiences and motivations

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Abstract

In 2017, the University of Western Australia (UWA) began a research collaboration project with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), to investigate ways to improve the retention rates of their emergency service volunteers. The State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers are a vital community within Western Australia’s emergency volunteering sector due to their profound work and assistance in times of natural disasters and other emergencies. As such, researchers from UWA (Patrick Dunlop, Marylène Gagné, and Djurre Holtrop have since relocated to Curtin University) have collaborated to develop and administer a Cultural Assessment Tool (CAT) in the form of an online survey. The purpose of this survey was to learn about the SES volunteering experience from the volunteers’ perspectives in order to obtain information on how to improve volunteer recruitment, retention, wellbeing, and diversity within the overall SES volunteering journey.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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State Emergency Service volunteer views on expectations, experiences and motivations. / Muhammad Farid, Hawa; Kragt, Darja; Dunlop, Patrick; Gagne, Marylene; Luksyte, Alex; Holtrop, Djurre.

Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, 2019. 26 p.

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