For every Western Australian to enjoy a valued volunteering experience that enriches our State


Leading, advancing and celebrating volunteering in Western Australia


We use our integrity in all we do and are committed to being inclusive, collaborative and innovative

Report from the CHAIR and CEO

As the peak body for volunteering in Western Australia, Volunteering WA continues to strive towards its mission of leading, advancing and celebrating volunteering. We are pleased to report a successful and extremely productive 2020-21 year with collaboration from our 745 valued members, allowing us to support many sectors and regions.

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Our strategic priorities

The 2017-2022 Strategic Plan identifies four strategic priorities to ensure we achieve our mission and support volunteering in Western Australia.

We recognise that developing and practising operational excellence is essential to our sustainability and future success. We aim to achieve operational excellence by developing a continuous improvement culture and becoming an employer of choice.

Sustainable Organisation

Embedding sustainability

Connecting People

Connecting people and organisations

Valued Partnerships

Developing valued partnerships

Strengthening Sector

Championing to build sector capabilities

Our People and Supporters

Our people live Volunteering WA’s values of integrity, innovation and inclusivity. Our team is bold, creative, adaptable and are committed to continuous development of our volunteering sector. Together we lead, advance and celebrate volunteering in Western Australia.

Meet our people and supporters

Our 2020-21 Achievements

Service and Program


member organisations supported and their 148,118 volunteers


volunteers and volunteer leaders attended Volunteering WA forums and celebrations


corporate volunteering hours donated to Western Australian community organisations valued at over $508,425


volunteers registered on our national volunteer recruitment platform


nominations submitted for the WA Volunteer of the Year Awards - recognising some of our State's most deserving volunteers, volunteer managers and organisations


volunteers experiencing disadvantage were supported by our Hubs and Volunteer Resource Centres

Corporate Volunteering


employees placed into team-based volunteer roles, which assisted 59 community organisations


corporate teams were connected to projects, equating to 10,590 volunteer hours


skilled corporate volunteers were matched to skills-based roles – that’s over 300 hours of high-impact expertise shared with Western Australian not-for-profits



organisations advertised volunteer roles on the Volunteering WA website


volunteering roles are advertised on the Volunteering WA website at any one time


increase in volunteer involving organisations using our management software to record and coordinate their volunteer programs


customers were supported by our IT team


users visited the Volunteering WA website to search volunteer experiences, download resources, access grants and stay updated with sector news


followers across our social media channels - a 32% increase on last year

Connecting people

Connecting Volunteers

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Celebrating Volunteering

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Connecting Sector – Networks

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Valued Partnerships

Strategic Partners

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Tertiary Engagement

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Corporate Volunteering

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Strengthening Sector

Our Advocacy

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Sector Support

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Research & Innovation

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Strengthening sector through technology

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Our Membership

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Volunteering WA achieved a strong surplus for the 2020-21 financial year. The result was achieved despite the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on a number of programs and scheduled events.

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Volunteer Showcase

“Volunteering is a fundamental part of my identity and I value giving my time and skills to more than just my immediate circle. If you find something you enjoy and have the ability to utilise your skills, take the opportunity to volunteer and make a contribution to your community.”

Riley – Fair Game Australia

When asked what her most memorable moment has been whilst volunteering with Teach Learn Grow, Anthea said:

“every moment! But, in particular, my first Rural Program at East Kalgoorlie Primary School in 2015 changed my life. It was after this that I decided to switch my postgraduate degree from Pharmacy to Teaching. It changed my values, goals and direction in life, and I changed my career pathway because of TLG."

Anthea – Teach Learn Grow

"We all volunteer because we care about our communities. Like one of my friends said, ‘if we don’t volunteer in the country the country doesn’t survive'."

Maurice – Wagin community

"I get great satisfaction out of volunteering. Sometimes it’s a necessity in small towns, particularly like Coral Bay. To volunteers - I know what you go through. I know what you do. I know the time you put into it, and sometimes it can take you away from your family for long times. But it's all very worthwhile."

Sandra – Coral Bay Marine and Fire Rescue

Tristan counts organising upskilling workshops for migrants and refugees among his greatest achievements during more than 15 years of voluntary service.

“Coming from a migrant Burmese family myself, helping these young families trying to make a fresh start felt really meaningful.”

Tristan – Rotary of Elizabeth Quay & DFES