Volunteering State Conference 2021

Volunteering WA is excited to bring our sector together for the 2-day Volunteering State Conference on 22 and 23 November 2021 after a challenging year. 

This premier bi-annual conference bring together experts, academics, and industry leaders and is the primary forum for volunteer coordinators and managers within the not-for-profit and community sectors. 

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*Significant member discounts apply. Not a member yet? Join Now

Tickets are on sale until 11 November or until sold out. 

  • Member 2-day ticket = $360 plus GST and bookings fees. 
  • Non-member 2-day ticket = $484 plus GST and booking fees. 

Book your tickets here*. 

*See the booking inclusions and terms and conditions here

Event details

Date: Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 November, 2021
Venue: Hyatt Regency, 99 Adelaide Terrace (Perth) Maps, parking and transportation information.
Time: Plenary sessions begin at 8:45am on both days
Tickets: Tickets for the 2-day conference (including the cocktail function) are on sale until 1 November or until sold out. Become a Volunteering WA member to access member-pricing. 
Any questions, please contact the Conference team at conference@volunteeringwa.org.au

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The program

With the theme of ‘Diversity, Power and Purpose’, the Conference will challenge delegates to leverage the diversity of the volunteering sector and harness its power to address some of the most significant issues faced by the community. Delegates will be inspired to learn, collaborate and shape the future of volunteering in WA.

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

View the program online here  or Download the PDF 'Program at a Glance' 

*Please note timings are subject to change as further speakers are confirmed. 

To view session and speaker details, visit the conference program webpage.

Hear keynotes from international speaker and best-selling author, Rabia Siddique, and Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research in the UK, Dr. Rob Macmillan.

Rabia Siddique

Rabia Siddique is a history making humanitarian, best-selling author and multi-award winning international keynote speaker. She is a sought-after transformational coach and mentor and speaks English, French, Spanish and Arabic. Rabia’s powerful and engaging presentations on leadership, resilience, equality and diversity, draw on her personal story of strength, courage and forgiveness, in addition to her legal, military and psychology training. Surviving a hostage crisis in Iraq, Rabia garnered global attention for making the British military accountable for silencing her ordeal as a military lawyer in releasing captured Special Forces soldiers. Standing up for justice in the face of public ridicule. We cannot wait to hear her story at the Conference.

Dr Rob Macmillan

Rob Macmillan is a Research Fellow in the Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham. He has been researching aspects of voluntary and community action for around 20 years in collaboration with other academics and researchers, policy makers and funders, and with numerous voluntary and community organisations. His main research interests are around the long term qualitative dynamics of voluntary action, the sustainability of voluntary and community organisations, the relationships between markets and the voluntary sector, and the changing field of capacity building and voluntary sector infrastructure.

This premier volunteering event provides a forum for not-for-profit leaders, managers of volunteers, researchers and policy contributors to advance, shape and strengthen the volunteering sector through knowledge sharing, discussion and participation.

This sector conference is made possible thanks to: 

Platinum Partner, Woodside Energy

Woodside is the pioneer of the LNG industry in Australia and the largest Australian natural gas producer. They have a global portfolio and are recognised for our world-class capabilities as an integrated upstream supplier of energy.

Event Sponsors