Statement on Vaccination and Volunteers
Volunteering WA CEO Tina Williams
Premier Mark McGowan and Health Minister Roger Cook announced a new mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to prepare Western Australia for when the borders open.
As the WA peak body for volunteering, we work with a wide range of organisations that use or are managed by volunteers in Western Australia.
Since the vaccine policy covers over 75% of the WA workforce, it is likely this vaccination mandate will extend to our member and associated workforces, including the majority of their volunteers.
Volunteering WA has always advocated for the health and safety of our state’s almost 600,000 volunteers, and therefore encourage all volunteers to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Without healthy volunteers delivering vital services, our community cannot function and would suffer enormously.
We will continue to share the most up-to-date information to the volunteering sector on our dedicated vaccine webpage.
Chief Executive Officer
22 October 2021