- National Volunteer Week, May 21-27, honours those who 'Give a little. Change a lot'
The thousands of remarkable Western Australians who give up their time for others will be honoured this week, as part of National Volunteer Week celebrations.
Running from May 21-27, this year's National Volunteer Week theme is 'Give a little. Change a lot' - representing the profound impact volunteers' small contributions have on their communities.
The 2018 WA Volunteer of the Year Awards (May 24) and Volunteer Service Awards (May 27) will formally recognise the most extraordinary volunteers in a number of categories throughout the State.
Four out of five Western Australians are estimated to volunteer in their communities each year, donating a total of about 315 million hours.
Volunteering WA estimates the sector is worth $39 billion of economic, social and cultural benefits to Western Australia each year.
Comments attributed to Volunteering Minister Mick Murray:
"Western Australia has some of the most dedicated volunteers in the world, and this week we honour each and every person who contributes to the community.
"This week's awards offer a chance to formally recognise the State's most exceptional contributors, many who have volunteered over the course of decades.
"This week is a time to celebrate everyone who offers their time and effort to the community, and acknowledge the immense value volunteering brings to Western Australia."
Minister's office - 6552 6400