The Volunteering WA 2021 State Conference line-up is here


Volunteering WA is excited to announce the program for the Volunteering WA 2021 State Conference is now available. The program features a variety of sessions and keynote speakers to suit all facets of the volunteering sector.

View the conference program here.


The conference will provide delegates with opportunities for professional development, networking and the chance to explore critical issues facing the future of volunteering.

Hear from prominent speakers involved in the volunteering landscape and beyond. 

Engage and interact in informative panel discussions facilitated by industry experts that focus on current issues in volunteering.

Be spoilt for choice with an array of concurrent sessions that will intrigue and inspire you.

With 4 different streams and over 50 speakers, this 2 day conference will be jam-packed with invaluable insight, including:

  • Spontaneous volunteering: New dimensions and new directions 
  • Impact of COVID on volunteering into the future
  • Good work: How corporate strategy and volunteering go hand in hand
  • Inclusivity for Diverse Volunteers: What does it mean and how can you address it?
  • A different type of capital: Exploring the role of humour in volunteering
  • Storydoing and the power of language
  • The Next Generation of Change Makers

Rabia Siddique – International Speaker and Best-Selling Author

Rabia uses her unique and powerful story as a starting point, and by sharing her truths and vulnerabilities with the audience, Rabia explores what it means to be a truly great and authentic leader.

Dr Rob Macmillian – Principal Research Fellow at CRESR

Dr Macmillan draws on his work with Local Trust ‘Community Responses to COVID-19' to explore the different ways volunteers have been mobilised and what we can learn moving into the future of volunteering.

Mark Pearce – Chief Executive Officer, Volunteering Australia

Mark will explore the change in societal expectations of community and the need to utilise evidence and resources to not only recover but strengthen and thrive as a sector into the future.

View the complete conference program to explore all the sessions available to conference delegates.

With the announcement of the anticipated program release and tickets already selling fast, we encourage you to secure your place today.

Secure your ticket today