Department of Communities - Volunteering

The Department of Communities is committed to building and strengthening the Volunteering sector in Western Australia.

Volunteers create, support and sustain organisations delivering services and activities that are essential to our communities.  People that volunteer freely give their time and labour, benefitting not only their communities, but building connections to like-minded individuals. 

The Department partners with the community services sector to develop volunteer opportunities and encourage and assist people to become involved in volunteering. We deliver the WA Volunteer Service Awards, provide more than $1.5 million per annum in funding and grant programs and develop resources to assist volunteering organisations, among a range of other initiatives.


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Recognising WA volunteers on International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is coordinated annually on 5 December by the United Nations to recognise and promote the tireless work of volunteers across the globe. This year, the UN Theme for IVD is Solidarity through Volunteering.
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New Lifetime category for Volunteer Service Awards

Five extraordinary Western Australians who have each dedicated more than 60 years of voluntary service to a single organisation were celebrated at an event at Parliament House on 24 November.
Page reviewed 17 January 2023