Volunteers are the backbone of Western Australian society. Our research indicates we have over 600,000 volunteers contributing over $39 billion a year to WA’s economy each year. Without
The official definition of volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.
When we consider the benefits gained from volunteering we are all winners – the impact has a ripple
There are many reasons for volunteering and you might identify with one listed below:
- Make a difference
tothe lives of others
- Support for a cause that you are passionate about
- Give something back
- Help others less fortunate
- Help the environment
- Feel valued and part of a team
- Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
- Gain confidence and self-esteem
- Gain or develop new skills, knowledge
- Improve employment prospects
- Meet new people and make new friends
Whatever your reason we can help you find a role that’s meaningful and enjoyable.
Are you ready to step into volunteering?
Here's how you can get started on your journey
Attend a free Step into Volunteering information session
Our in-person free and informal information sessions are hosted by Volunteer Hubs across the state. If you are unable to attend an in-person session, Volunteering WA has prepared an orientation video to cover the foundations of volunteering.
Learn more about what's covered and view upcoming information sessions here.
Find a Volunteering role
Start looking for a volunteer position online:
Types of Volunteering
There are many types of volunteering available in Australia. With all of these
Volunteering WA is proud to work with leading WA corporate
Through the corporate volunteering programme, we source projects which are tailored to meet both the requirements of corporate
To find out more about how your
In the wake of a disaster or emergency such as flooding, bushfires
This type of volunteering involves supporting one-off events,
This type of volunteering is an on-going commitment, typically no more than 16 hours per week,
This type of volunteering is usually ad-hoc and involves volunteering for short amounts of time (usually a few hours). For
This type of volunteering involves a commitment that is 6 months or less.
This type of volunteering involves offering your
This type of volunteering involves volunteers offering their services from a remote location