Project Intern: Strategic Volunteer Programs, Employer Engagement

Role Title: Project Intern: Strategic Volunteer Programs, Employer Engagement

Organisation: Department of Fire and Emergency Services

Internship Period: Winter (June - July)

Location: Cockburn

Role Description

The Strategic Volunteer and Youth Programs branch, in the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, is a small team which is responsible for providing strategic guidance to DFES and support to staff and volunteers regarding the management, recruitment and retention of volunteers and the delivery of safe and positive youth programs in emergency services.
The successful intern will assist the team with investigating options to engage employers of volunteers and to look at ways in which the team and DFES can support employers in terms of recognition for their unique contribution to the safety of the state of Western Australia by supporting their employees who hold volunteer roles with fire and emergency service volunteer organisations.



Organisation Focus Areas

Organisation Mission

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) was established on the 1st November 2012, and performs a critical role coordinating emergency services for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening life and property.
It comprises of 1600 operational personnel and corporate staff members. It also has an extensive network of more than 27,000 volunteers engaged in the delivery of services to the community. The Operational Research and Development branch’s purpose is to enable the continuous improvement of our operational assets including firefighting fleet, equipment and personal protective clothing to enhance service delivery to the community and increase the capability of the department.