Expressions of interest to join the Volunteering WA Research Committee


Interested in research into the volunteering sector?

Volunteering WA is seeking WA researchers with a passion and interest in exploring volunteering and its societal impacts. 

EOIs are open to join Volunteering WA’s Research Committee.

  • 4 meetings a year (online)
  • Share your knowledge and experience
  • Meet other researchers
  • Connect with the not-for-profit sector
  • Learn new skills 

Expressions of Interest are invited to join the Volunteering WA Research Committee

The Volunteering WA Research Committee is an advisory committee to the CEO and management of Volunteering WA and reports to the Board of Volunteering WA, through the CEO. 

The Research Committee includes researchers from most of the major universities in Western Australia, together with representatives from the volunteering ecosystem. 

It meets quarterly and hosts research related events and networking sessions.  It also supports the Volunteering WA Research Grant program which provides up to $20,000 per annum in funding to research projects to advance the sector.  

Volunteering WA supports innovation in knowledge and practice in Western Australian volunteering through research:

  • Utilising the expertise and experience of the Research Committee
  • Providing financial and in-kind support for selected research projects
  • Promoting networking amongst researchers interested in volunteering
  • Communicating relevant research findings that impact on volunteering

 Current Committee members include:

  • Professor Kirsten Holmes (Chair), Curtin University
  • Tina Williams, CEO Volunteering WA
  • Dr Peter Devereux, Murdoch University
  • Elaine Healy, Uniting WA
  • Emerita Professor Judy MacCallum, Murdoch University
  • Dr Megan Paull, Murdoch University
  • Kate White, Department of Communities
  • Meredith Blais, Volunteering WA

There is currently an opportunity to join the Committee. 

Expressions of Interest are invited and until Friday 15 March 2024 by completing the attached application form and sending it to

You can find out more about Volunteering WA’s role in research here Research and Innovation - Volunteering WA.