With the number of natural disasters requiring emergency assistance increasing in 2014, the Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC awarded UOW researchers a grant to help improve the retention of the volunteer workforce.

The research led to the development of the Inspire, Retain, Engage program which is being utilised by emergency services agencies across Australia.

Date: Release: 
Thursday, 1 June, 2017
Project reference: 
Improving the retention and engagement of volunteers in emergency service agencies