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WA Volunteering Strategy

Last updated: 27/04/2019 12:45 AM
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Each year, around 80 per cent of Western Australians aged 15 years and over willingly give their time for the good of the community.

The Western Australian Government has a long history of supporting and strengthening WA's volunteering sector by funding, supporting and driving initiatives that recognise and celebrate volunteers, and ensure the sector's sustainability.

The WA Volunteering Strategy was developed by the former Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) and is a call to action for the whole community to work together to encourage and support volunteering in WA. 

The strategy builds on national and international research, as well as extensive consultation with and guidance from a wide range of stakeholders including State Government agencies, Volunteering WA, local governments, resource centres, volunteer-involving organisations and, most importantly, volunteers.

While the State Government can provide general leadership, celebrating volunteers, supporting volunteering, and ensuring the sector's sustainability requires the collective efforts of the whole community.

The WA Volunteering Strategy provides a broad framework for action and suggests strategies that can be implemented by all levels of government, non-government organisations, the private sector and the community, to encourage and support volunteering.

The strategy replaces 'Vital Volunteering' which was released by Communities in 2011 and expired in 2016.

Click on the links below to view the WA Volunteering Strategy 2018:



Related resources

Vital Volunteering 2011-2016