Case studies

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. 

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.

View the grants page for updates on further rounds of funding. For any questions or support for volunteer management, please email VIOHelp or phone 9482 4333.

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. 

Volunteering WA's Volunteer Management Activity support services are funded by the Australian Government Department Social Services.