WA Volunteer of the Year Awards

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 endeavours.

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.

We're pleased to announce that the 2023 Awards will be held on Thursday 18 May.

Key Dates 

  • Thursday 1 December: Nominations open
  • Monday 13 February: Tickets on sale
  • Friday 3 March: Nominations close
  • w/c Monday 27 March: Finalists announced
  • Thursday 18 May: Awards Gala Dinner


Nominations are open from December to March each year through the WA Volunteer of the Year Awards website, with categories for volunteers, volunteer managers, and volunteer-involving organisations. Nominations are submitted through an online entry form, before expert judging panels meet to shortlist three finalists for each category.

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 for the following categories:

  • Excellence in Volunteer Management Award, presented by INVOLVE
  • Volunteer for Multicultural Communities Award, presented by Office of Multicultural Interests
  • Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award, presented by Silverchain
  • WA Young Volunteer of the Year Award, presented by the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation
  • RAC WA Volunteer of the Year Award, presented by RAC
  • Excellence in Corporate Volunteering, presented by NeonLogic
  • Community Volunteer Organisation of the Year Award, supported by Lotterywest

Gala Dinner

The annual Awards Gala Dinner is held on the Thursday evening of National Volunteer Week. 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.

Award Partners

INVOLVE | Office of Multicultural Interests | Silverchain | Stan Perron Charitable Foundation | RAC | NeonLogic | Lotterywest

Event Sponsors

Department of Communities | AON