Bob Kucera

Bob Kucera

Former Minister for Disability Services; Sport and Recreation; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Seniors

    New guide to encourage corporate involvement in the community

    11/05/2005 12:00 AM

    Employers have been urged by Seniors and Volunteering Minister Bob Kucera to help their employees get into voluntary work.

    Mr Kucera has launched a practical guide to employee volunteering programs called ‘Employee Volunteering and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Guide to Employee Volunteering Programs’.

    The guide, produced by the State Government’s Volunteering Secretariat as part of National Volunteer Week, gives private and public sector organisations case studies, information and models that help introduce employee volunteering within work hours at not-for-profit organisations.

    “Employee volunteers can help to stimulate local economies by working in partnership with community groups to directly target local community needs,” the Minister said.

    “Business and government are broadening their focus to contribute back to the community.

    “The Gallop Government believes encouraging employees to participate in community activities through employee volunteering builds better communities, improves services to our people and enhances our unique lifestyle.”

    Employee volunteering programs are becoming increasingly popular in the private and public sectors, building on a strong tradition of volunteering in Western Australia.

    Almost one third of the State’s population volunteers each year and rural WA has the highest volunteering rate in the nation, with 45 per cent of the population involved.

    WA volunteers contribute more than 70 million hours each year worth an estimated $800million.

    The guide is available from the Office for Seniors Interests and Volunteering on (08) 9220 1111 and online at

    National Volunteer Week runs from May 9-15.

    Minister's office: 9213 7000