In Western Australia, about four out of five people aged 15 years and over volunteer each year and donate their time to the community.

The Department of Communities helps to acknowledge the significant efforts of Western Australia's volunteers through the WA Volunteer Service Awards program.

The program recognises Western Australian volunteers who have provided 25 years or more of voluntary service, and in 2021 will also acknowledge those volunteers who have served across multiple organisations.

Nominations are now open and will close on 1 March 2021. For more information on the awards program and eligibility criteria, visit the WA Volunteering Service Awards Program web page.