About 80 per cent of West Australians donate their time and effort to volunteer work. The socio-economic and cultural value of volunteering to Western Australia in 2015 was estimated to be $39 billion. The Department of Communities helps to build and strengthen volunteering in Western Australia by:
Supporting volunteering development through
more than $1.3 million in funding for volunteer development services.
Assisting volunteering involving organisations to make informed decisions when recruiting volunteers through ‘Volunteer Checks: Information for WA Volunteer Involving Organisations' (PDF) or 'Volunteer Checks: Information for WA Volunteering Involving Organisations' (Word).
guidelines for government and non-government agencies.
Reducing barriers for volunteers in WA through subsidised National Police Certificates. The
Volunteer National Police Certificate Program is open to any organisation that has volunteers, including Federal Government, State Government, local government and private and community sector organisations.
Recognising the State’s longest serving volunteers with
WA Volunteer Service Awards.