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 is estimated to be $39 billion. The Department of Local Government and 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.
guidelines for government and non-government agencies.
Reducing barriers for volunteers through subsidised National Police Checks. The
WA National Police Check Volunteer 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 the
WA Volunteer Service Awards.