Public voting open now - WA Volunteer of the Year People’s Choice ‘Spirit of Volunteering’ Award


Volunteering WA is proud to open public voting for the Community News People’s Choice ‘Spirit of Volunteering’ Award for the 2019 Western Australian Volunteer of the Year Awards.

The People’s Choice Award provides the public a chance to have their say in recognising WA’s outstanding volunteers who have enhanced the lives of others and the community.

The volunteer with the most votes will receive the prestigious 2019 People’s Choice Award at a Gala Awards Presentation Dinner at the Crown Perth on Wednesday 22 May, during National Volunteer Week (20-26 May 2019)

Voting is open now at and will close on Tuesday 16 April.

Tina Williams, CEO of Volunteering WA said that the People’s Choice Award finalists were a group of exceptional people who did not seek recognition for their generous contributions.

“I encourage the public to read the finalists’ profiles and vote for the volunteer that most inspires them,” Ms Williams said. Voting will close on Tuesday 16 April.

The ten People’s Choice Award finalists are:

  • Robert Tracey
  • Peter Graham
  • Ruth Anderson
  • Sarah Kennedy
  • Renee Whitcher
  • Shirley Oliver
  • Ralph Briggs
  • Owen Farmer
  • Peter Manwaring
  • Naomi Bagas

Finalists for the other award categories; WA Volunteer of the Year, WA Youth Volunteer of the Year, WA Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering, WA Excellence in Volunteer Management, WA Corporate Volunteer of the Year, WA Community Volunteer Organisation of the Year and the WA Volunteer for Multicultural Communities will be announced in the next coming weeks. 

Tickets for the Gala Awards Presentation Dinner can be purchased here:

The 2019 WA Australian Volunteer of the Year Awards are proudly presented by Volunteering WA. The valued individual Award Partners are: NeonLogic; Bankwest, Community News, Department of Communities; Office of Multicultural Interests; Lotterywest, Silver Chain and YMCA WA.

Volunteering WA and all the sponsors wish the finalists the best of luck and thank them for all their contribution to volunteering in our WA communities.

Media Enquiries:

Monika Page, Manager Marketing and Communications,

Volunteering WA, 0428 979 283 /