Member Spotlight | National Trust of Western Australia
The National Trust of Western Australia works to raise knowledge, awareness, understanding and commitment to Western Australia’s natural and cultural heritage. In additional to maintaining a Heritage Register to identify and assess places and objects of cultural heritage significance, the National Trust manages 68 properties across Western Australia as well as 177 covenanted properties protecting bushland.
We have approximately 400 volunteers who contribute to the smooth running of the National Trust in a number of ways. Many of our volunteers help open our properties, greet visitors and introduce them to the amazing stories associated with our significant heritage places in the Perth metro area; Pinjarra, Margaret River and Albany. Volunteers are also involved in grounds maintenance. In addition, we have volunteers who help us with tasks from our West Perth office, ranging from library, administration, data entry, assistance at events.
Volunteering WA has proved a valuable source of information about the volunteering sector. We have used much material to ensure we meet the National Standards of Volunteering. I have learnt about opportunities to recognise our volunteers and other interesting events through Volunteering WA.
I have used Viktor to advertise for volunteers and have found the system very simple and very successful.
On a personal level I have found the networking opportunities to be of most use. The training sessions have also been beneficial as they are targeted specifically to volunteer managers.
“Volunteering WA is where I found likeminded souls who support me to do my job successfully.”
Volunteer and Place Officer, National Trust of Western Australia