WA Volunteer of the Year Awards

  • 2022: Thursday 19 May, Crown Perth
  • 2021: Thursday 20 May, Crown Perth

The WA Volunteer of the Year Awards promote the value and important contribution of volunteering to the social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of Western Australia and pay tribute to those volunteers who inspire and promote the spirit of volunteerism through their exemplary endeavors.

Each year individuals, groups, community organisations, government or local business organisations are invited to nominate a special individual or organisation they believe is worthy of recognition for a WA Volunteer of the Year Award.


Nominations open from approx January to March each through the WA Volunteer of the Year Awards website, with categories suited for volunteers, volunteer managers, and volunteer-involving organisations. Nominations are submitted through an online entry form, and then expert judging panels meet to shortlist three finalists for each category, and 10 finalists for the peoples' choice award. All finalists are invited to attend the Awards Gala Dinner during National Volunteer Week, where the winners are announced. You can view past recipients and finalists on the Awards website.

Award nominations are open in eight categories:

  • Excellence in Volunteer Management
  • Volunteer for Multicultural Communities
  • Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • WA Volunteer of the Year
  • Corporate Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Volunteer Organisation of the Year
  • Spirit of Volunteering Award (Peoples' Choice)

Gala Dinner

The Awards gala dinner  is held on the Thursday evening of National Volunteer Week each year. You can find all event and ticket details through the WA Volunteer of the Year Awards website.


Volunteering WA thanks our partners and supporters for making these awards possible.

Department of Communities, Office of Multicultural Interests, Silver Chain, Stan Perron Charitable FoundationNeonLogic, Lotterywest, ABC Radio and Minderoo Foundation