Growing inclusive and thriving volunteer communities
Success stories from our project-based grants program
Volunteering WA administers an annual grants program to support projects focused on removing barriers to volunteering for priority groups, including First Nations people, newly arrived migrants, people with disability, vulnerable women, youth and the unemployed.
In 2022-23, seven organisations were selected to undertake projects and we share the outcomes, insights and stories so volunteer involving organisations, volunteer managers and leaders can learn, and support inclusive volunteering.
- Befriend - Reconnecting with community
- Fair Game - Changing lives through sport
- Fair Game - Promoting health to my mob
- Multicultural Services Centre WA - Home cook to professional caterer | View volunteering interviews
- Peel Volunteer Resource Centre with Foodbank - Disability is no barrier
- Teach Learn Grow - Yarning with young people
- Town Team Movement - Connection to place | Watch to learn more about Town Team Movement
- Volunteer South West - Building language skills
- Volunteer South West - Creating safety and comfort
- Booklet - All case studies
Recipient organisations came together to discuss their project at the Showcase event, which was a celebration of the messages and outcomes from the volunteer management projects.
Working together, we can help you create a more inclusive and accessible volunteer program.
Case studies from Volunteering WA Members
Volunteer management: a journey of continuous improvement using the Nationals Standards for Volunteer Involvement - Muslim Women’s Support Center (MWSC)
Read the case study (PDF) | Listen to the Audio Interview (Soundcloud) | Read the interview transcript (Word)
The Muslim Women’s Support Center (MWSC) is a small volunteer involving organisation in Perth, Western Australia. They have been supporting, empowering, informing, and connecting Muslim women in WA since 1987. They provide inclusive, holistic, and culturally sensitive services for Muslim women and their families thereby creating healthy, happy communities.
Supporting Ability Heroes to plan, write and advertise effective volunteer position descriptions
Read the Ability Heroes case study (PDF)
Volunteering WA met with the Ability Heroes team to review and better understand their organisational goals, website functionality, and their current needs. Ability Heroes sent a first draft of a position description to Volunteering WA and the short description needed a little attention.
Support services for volunteer involving organisations
If your organisation has a volunteer management query or requires support please contact Volunteering WA. For common queries we can reply with information and resources to support, and if you require one-on-one support we can escalate your need to our volunteer management team thanks to support from the Australian Government Department of Social Services.