๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Evolution of emergency service volunteering in Australia

Australia: The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Centre for Excellence (BNHCRC) has released findings into the changing face of emergency service volunteering.

As expected, the major societal changes in lifestyle and technology are major forces driving change and trends in Australian volunteering. The major areas are:

  • changing lifestyles and values and the changing nature of work (e.g. work and commuting being more time consuming) 
  • the impact of new communications technology 
  • greater private sector involvement 
  • growing government expectations
    of, and intervention in, the voluntary
    sector.

The study highlights promising activity in areas of opportunity and provides examples internationally and where available, in Australia:

  • Targeted coordination and planning for informal citizen responses to disaster;
  • Building capacity to engage with digital and digitally-enabled volunteers;
  • Establishing partnerships with
    the private sector to support appropriate employee and skills-based volunteering
  • The co-production of community- based disaster risk reduction with existing, well-established community groups

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