Volunteer Awards

Recognising the achievements of volunteers and their important contribution to the social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing of Western Australia.
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Every year across Australia, a host of events take place to acknowledge and say thank you to the many valued volunteers who provide vital services across our communities. We provide and support opportunities to recognise volunteering and value the contribution it makes to our communities.

Department of Communities WA Volunteer Service Awards

The WA Volunteer Service Awards (held annually) are an opportunity to thank and acknowledge volunteers who give their time and talents to support their communities.

From 2024, the Awards program has been refreshed to reflect contemporary volunteering and enhance recognition of the breadth of volunteer contribution across Western Australia.

Please contact the Volunteering team on email at WAVolunteerServiceAwards@communities.wa.gov.au if you are unsure about eligibility criteria.

View a full list of individuals who have received Volunteer Service Awards since the program began:

Volunteer Service Award recipients

Volunteering WA’s WA Volunteer of the Year Awards

Volunteering WA promotes the value and important contribution of volunteering to the social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of Western Australia through its annual WA Volunteer of the Year Awards.

There are five award categories for individuals and three award categories for organisations, with the awards ceremony held during National Volunteer Week each year.