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Conference brings volunteering leaders together to enhance the sector

Volunteering WA are bringing together some of the brightest minds in the volunteering sector to inspire the confidence in us all to find a way to give back.

The desire to make a difference runs through the veins of many, but knowing how is the first and often the greatest hurdle. Volunteering WA (VWA) takes the ‘how’ out of the equation, by connecting the corporate bodies and individuals wishing to volunteer with the not-for-profit organizations desperate for their help and expertise.

VWA PR and Marketing Manager Sarah Cooper says VWA is a conduit between the corporate sector wanting to help out and also use volunteering almost as a brand building and employee engagement exercise and then the not-for profits who really need those volunteer’s skills in their organisation.

“We have about 700 not-for-profit members at the moment and they’re across all different sectors of the community from sporting clubs to Cancer Council,” says VWA PR and Marketing Manager Sarah Cooper. “They come to us and we have a volunteer job search capacity to get volunteers placed in their organisation.”

On June 12 and 13, VWA are running the WA State Volunteering Conference that will bring businesses and not-for profit organisations from all over WA to discuss fresh ideas on ways to implement a volunteer program within a
company (or to strengthen a pre-existing one), how to engage employees more through giving back to the community and the confidence to take action.

If you or your company are ready to embrace a giving aspect through volunteering, come and listen to international leader in the field, Tobi Johnson and local experts such as Alecia Hancock, Lianne Cretney-Barnes and Peter Devereux share stories of how volunteering has changed them for the better.

Find out how to implement a volunteer program and how you can help your community at this month’s WA State Volunteering Conference.

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