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. Finalists from each category will be invited to the formal gala dinner presentation at The Westin Perth on Thursday 23 May 2024.

With over 240 nominations from across the State, Volunteering WA is excited to announce the finalists.

Visit the WA Volunteer of the Year Awards website for event, ticket, and recipient information. 

2024 WA Volunteer of the Year Award Finalists

WA Excellence in Volunteer Management

presented by AON

Presented in acknowledgment of an individual salaried or non-salaried volunteer manager who has demonstrated best practice in the management and delivery of volunteering programs over the past year.

  • Alanagh Godderidge, Motion by the Ocean (Sorrento)
  • Georgina Bromfield, Dismantle (Burswood)
  • Steve Marshall, Free Community Christmas Luncheon (Albany)

WA Inclusive Volunteering Award

supported through Volunteering WA's Volunteer Management Activity

Volunteering has a powerful impact when it is accessible to all; this Award celebrates volunteering programs that have created inclusive cultures that reflect the diverse communities they serve and have improved participation from a greater range of community members.

  • First Hike Project (Perth)
  • Northwest Multicultural Association (Karratha)
  • Sister Project (Ellenbrook)

WA Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering

presented by COTA WA

Celebrates an individual who has made an exemplary life-long contribution to volunteering over the past 20+ years, and who through their volunteering has contributed to the betterment of Western Australia and its people.

  • Colin Longworth, Living Proud (Bayswater)
  • Johan Alferink, Margaret River and Districts Historical Society (Margaret River)
  • Kathleen Joan Ward, Community Person (Albany)

WA Young Volunteer of the Year

presented by Stan Perron Charitable Foundation

Recognises an individual aged 16 - 30 years who has made an outstanding voluntary commitment over the past year and who through their volunteering has positively impacted the lives of others.

  • Kamran Ahmed, Camp Quality (Broome)
  • Nyassha Horne, Busselton Community Safe Space (Busselton)
  • Zac Cawdron, Youth At Risk Network (Bedford)

WA Excellence in Corporate Volunteering

presented by NeonLogic

Celebrates a business that has made a significant impact in the community of Western Australia through its employee volunteering program.

  • Bankwest
  • RAC

WA Community Volunteer Organisation of the Year

supported by Lotterywest

Recognising a volunteer-involving community organisation that provides innovative leadership and through good practice in volunteering brings about positive and enduring change to their community.

  • Guide Dogs WA (Victoria Park)
  • MAN UP WA (Crawley)
  • Worthy Australia Foundation (Baldivis) 

RAC WA Volunteer of the Year

presented by RAC

Presented in honour of an individual who has made an exemplary voluntary contribution over the past year and who through their volunteering has made a significant impact in their community.

  • Craig Hollywood, Short Back & Sidewalks (Inglewood)
  • Peter Geraghty, St John WA (Mukinbudin)
  • Tracey Cave, Sister Project (Ellenbrook)

Join Volunteering WA on 23 May to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution of Western Australian volunteers, volunteer involving organisations, corporate volunteering programs, and volunteer managers at work within our community.

Tickets close 3 May, or when sold out. awards.volunteeringwa.org.au