2017 Western Australian Volunteer of the Year Award Winners Announced

VOLUNTEERING WA (VWA), in conjunction with Presenting Partner, Bankwest Foundation, is proud to have announced the Western Australian Volunteer of the Year Award Winners last night at the National Volunteer Week (8-14 May) Gala Dinner, at the Hyatt Hotel.

Tina Williams, CEO of Volunteering WA said that the annual awards recognised the contribution volunteers make to the social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of Western Australia, by paying tribute to those who inspire and promote the spirit of volunteerism through their exemplary endeavours.

"This year's award winners are a group of exceptional people who did not seek reward and were rarely recognised for their generous contributions. They are a credit to our state and the backbone of communities in cities and towns around WA.

“I encourage the public to view the award winner profiles here,” Ms Williams said.

The 2017 WA Volunteer of the Year Award winners are:

The WA Excellence in Volunteer Management Award (two recipients)

  • Paul Gaughan
  • Juliet Williamson

The WA Volunteer for Multicultural Communities Award

  • Rajyashree Malaviya

The WA Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award

  • Glenn Baker

The WA Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

  • Sahra Abdi

The WA Volunteer of the Year Award

  • Raalin Wheeler

The WA Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award

  • RAC WA

The WA Community Volunteer Organisation of the Year Award

  • Perth Observatory Volunteer Group

The WA People’s Choice ‘Spirit of Volunteering’ Award

  • Michelle Dunlop

The 2017 WA Australian Volunteer of the Year Awards were proudly presented by Volunteering WA with Presenting Partner, Bankwest Foundation. The valued individual Award Partners are: Adcorp; Bankwest Foundation; Community Newspaper Group; Department of Local Government and Communities; Eduka; Office of Multicultural Interests; Lotterywest; and Silver Chain. The Gala Awards Presentation Dinner is proudly supported by Event Partners: Ferngrove Wines, Silva-Belt, Perth Audio Visual (PAV) and the Hyatt Regency Perth Hotel.

More information on the awards and the winners can be found at https://awards.volunteeringwa.org.au/