Sixty-three Western Australian volunteers were honoured at this year’s WA Volunteer Service Awards.
Held at the picturesque Ambrose Estate on Wednesday, 22 May 2019, the awards celebrate volunteers who have contributed 25 years or more of service to an organisation that is close to their heart.
Volunteers travelled from across the state to attend the ceremony, where they were treated to breakfast, entertainment from local musicians The Little Lord Street Band and the opportunity to have their caricature drawn by local artist The Caricature Wizard.
Image: 2019 WA Volunteer Service Award recipients.
The Honourable Mick Murray MLA, Minister for Volunteering expressed his admiration and respect as he presented the awards and thanked volunteers for the economic, social and cultural value they add to the Western Australian community.
“Volunteering is WA’s largest industry, contributing about $39 billion to our economy annually.
“This is a significant achievement and something our state can be very proud of.
“These volunteers who have served for over 25 years have had, and continue to have, a profound and positive impact on the wellbeing of so many Western Australians.”
Image: Hon Mick Murray MLA presenting Frances Bucat with a WA Volunteer Service Award. Frances has committed 30 years of service to the University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle) Catholic Chapel.
A remaining 68 recipients were acknowledged as part of the 2019 program, many recognised at National Volunteer Week celebrations held by not-for-profit organisations across the state.
Congratulations to all of our compassionate and selfless volunteers!
For more information about the program, visit the WA Volunteer Service Award webpage.