Volunteering WA is committed to providing tangible value to our community of over 725 member organisations, directly supporting over 184,000 volunteers and representing over 600,000 volunteers throughout WA.
Members play a vital role in realising our mission of leading, advancing, and celebrating volunteering in WA. It is through these relationships that we extend our reach and impact in the wider community and mutually support capacity building across the sector and the State. We also rely on members to fulfil our representative function as the peak body; member feedback and participation informs our activities for advocating on their behalf and for the volunteering sector.
We are pleased to report a steady increase in membership over the year, despite very challenging conditions experienced by the sector during COVID-19.
Annual Member Survey
Our annual member survey help us to understand and respond to our members’ needs and priorities. This year we received a 41% response rate responses from our not-for-profit financial members.
The survey identified that the most important services we offer are:
- Assistance with volunteering related queries, resources and access to our volunteer recruitment database
- Member discounts
- Assistance with grants
The most important peak body activities are:
- Community education and promotion of volunteering
- Promotion of national standards
- Support for research into innovative and good practice
The top challenges faced by our members are:
- Lack of skilled staff for volunteer management or support
- Insufficient funding
- Difficulty attracting volunteers
96% of members are satisfied with services provided
“Extremely grateful for the support, fantastic staff and services you provide”
“Staff are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful”
“The training and development opportunities are excellent”
“Skilled volunteering has been fantastic”
Source VWA member survey Nov 2019.
Find out more about Volunteering WA membership here.