Dr Darja Kragt

Dr Darja Kragt

Darja is a research fellow at the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Western Australia (UWA). As an avid volunteer herself, Darja is curious to find out what makes volunteers join and remain with emergency services and how these experiences could be improved.  In her doctoral thesis, Darja’s researched leadership development and identity. Darja is also involved in a number of research projects that investigated reasons for and outcomes of homelessness in Australia.

Research team

When joining is not enough: Profiles of emergency services volunteers and the intention to remain
18 Sep 2018
In this study, we examined how meeting the initial expectations of new volunteers when they join an...

Resources credited

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Guide-Fact Sheet 11 Nov 2021 Supporting Your Volunteers: A Resource Kit for Emergency Service Volunteer Leaders emergency management, recruitment, volunteering
Guide-Fact Sheet 11 Nov 2021 Module 1: Recruiting emergency management, recruitment, volunteering
Guide-Fact Sheet 11 Nov 2021 Module 2: Onboarding capability, emergency management, volunteering
Guide-Fact Sheet 11 Nov 2021 Module 3: Leading capability, emergency management, volunteering
Presentation-Slideshow 17 Apr 2018 Enabling sustainable emergency volunteering: Changing management practice PDF icon Save (1.68 MB) emergency management, response, volunteering
Presentation-Slideshow 19 Sep 2018 Lived experiences of emergency services volunteers in Western Australia PDF icon Save (2.06 MB) emergency management, volunteering
Presentation-Audio-Video 29 Apr 2019 Effective on-boarding for volunteers - webinar File Save (0 bytes) decision making, emergency management, volunteering
Presentation-Slideshow 27 Aug 2019 Emergency Volunteer Retention: Can a Culture of Inclusiveness Help? PDF icon Save (1.81 MB) volunteering
HazardNoteEdition 15 Oct 2019 Motivations, experiences and emotions: being an SES volunteer PDF icon Save (1.27 MB) capability, communities, volunteering
HazardNoteEdition 31 Jul 2020 Autonomy, belongingness and competence: the ABCs of emergency volunteer retention PDF icon Save (1.39 MB) non-traditional recruitment, recruitment, volunteering
Presentation-Audio-Video 25 Aug 2020 Enabling sustainable volunteering - leading volunteers young and old: research study File Save (0 bytes) non-traditional recruitment, recruitment, volunteering

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