VOLUNTEERING WA — AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
10. Hon SOPHIA MOERMOND to the Minister for Volunteering:
is a lifeblood to many in our community. Services provided by volunteers are
relied on by organisations in a wide variety of areas: from sport to
aged care; disability services to land management; and wildlife rescue and
beach patrols through to cultural heritage. Volunteering WA, which makes a huge
difference, especially in regional areas by connecting thousands of volunteers
to many community organisations in our state, recently launched a volunteering awareness campaign in response to
some shocking new figures. The national trend over the last six years
has seen a 22 per cent drop in volunteerism and is projected to blow out to 40 per
cent by 2030.
(1) Can the minister outline what initial response to
the recent volunteering awareness campaign has been received?
(2) With many areas
in regional WA currently without an existing volunteer resource centre
administered by Volunteering WA, can the minister please outline what steps he
has taken to ensure that volunteering services reach regional areas?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON
This question was not received
before 11 o'clock today, so I have not seen it. The member might just
check whether it has been lodged. It certainly has not come to my attention.