More than 50 people were recognised for their service to the community at the WA Volunteer Service Awards on 28 September 2016.
The WA Volunteer Service Awards program, coordinated by the Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC), recognises West Australian volunteers who have provided 25 or more and 50 or more years of service to one organisation.
Nominations for the awards are ongoing and can be submitted at any time throughout the year at http://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au
Volunteers who have dedicated 50 or more years will be recognised at a ceremony to be held on Thank a Volunteer Day on 5 December.
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.