Member Stories

Becoming a member has many benefits, find out what our members have to say about Volunteering WA.

Cancer Council WA

Cancer Council WA is Western Australia’s leading cancer charity working across every aspect of every cancer. Every day, we support families affected by cancer when they need it most, speak out on behalf of the community on cancer issues, empower people to reduce their cancer risk, and find new ways to better detect and treat cancer.

Volunteers are an essential part of our organisation and have been helping us deliver programs and services to people affected by cancer since 1958. In this, our 60th anniversary year, we especially celebrate their outstanding contributions and their commitment to our cause.

Volunteering WA has been part of our journey and growth over many years. Through Volunteering WA membership, Cancer Council has been able to access resources, information and support to assist the development and effectiveness of our volunteer involvement program. We also make the most of regular networking forums, for learning and sharing, as well as professional development training in volunteer management.

Our relationship with Volunteering WA has helped us develop a high quality volunteer program that meets the needs of our clients, volunteers themselves, the WA community and our organisation.

Cancer Council WA


RSPCA WA has served its mission of preventing animal cruelty and improving animal welfare for 125 years. The organisation currently comprises 80 staff members and roughly 1000 volunteers supporting the mission annually.

The organisation has been a member of Volunteering WA for a number of years due to our shared values of networking, collaboration and peer-to-peer learning.

As the RSPCA WA volunteer program has grown in size and depth over the years, many of the learnings taken on at the Volunteering WA training sessions, workshops and networking forums, have been crucial in the process.

The networking opportunities offered through Volunteering WA have been most helpful to me in my role as Volunteer Engagement Coordinator and I would recommend anyone involved with managing volunteers to join these sessions. So many of us are alone in these roles; specifically in smaller organisations, and networking with others helps you feel less isolated, as well as empowered and inspired.