Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Former Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    McGowan Government delivers on volunteering promise

    19/10/2017 11:30 AM
    • ​Formation of Volunteering Community Reference Group - a McGowan Government election commitment
    • Expression of interest process now open for four positions

    The McGowan Government has delivered on a key election commitment in the volunteering space - forming a long-desired reference group alongside peak body Volunteering WA to advise on issues and trends in the sector.


    The Volunteering Community Reference Group (VCRG) will work to advance volunteering in Western Australia and provide feedback on the implementation of a WA volunteering strategy.


    Volunteering Minister Mick Murray is now calling for expressions of interest for the VCRG to fill four positions - two from the community services and volunteering sector, and two for volunteers from the general public.


    The group will include representatives from not-for-profit and volunteering organisations including Volunteering WA, the corporate sector, research institutions, State Government representatives and individual volunteers.


    More information is available from http://www.volunteeringwa.org.au/vcrg and applications close on November 29, 2017.


    Comments attributed to Volunteering Minister Mick Murray:


    "The McGowan Government made an election commitment to establish this group and I am proud to say, we have delivered.


    "Volunteering stakeholders made it clear a reference group was a priority to help take volunteering forward in Western Australia and we can't wait to get to work utilising the VCRG's knowledge and experience.


    "The VCRG will be a cornerstone of the McGowan Government's work in the volunteering space. It will help set the agenda and ensure volunteers are involved closely in policy setting.


    "It will play an essential role in helping the Government respond to issues affecting the volunteering sector and identify future opportunities.


    "Members will cover the wide spectrum of industries that relate to the volunteering sector in Western Australia - and who better to advise government of how to make volunteering better for volunteers and the community."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400