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White text on red background reading, 'National Volunteer Week 2022 Better Together 16-22 May 2022'

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the generous contribution of Western Australia's volunteers, whose selfless work benefits our communities.

The State Government is committed to supporting volunteering and volunteer involving organisations in our community, and contributes more than $1.4 million in funding to the State's volunteering sector each year.

A total of 178 organisations located in areas across the State, including Broome, Esperance, the Cocos Islands and Christmas Island, are sharing in more than $200,000 in Lotterywest grant funding to acknowledge and celebrate their volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

Events are being held across the State to thank volunteers for their vital work, culminating in the 2022 Volunteer Service Awards, which recognises people who have contributed over 25 years of service to a single organisation.

About four out of five Western Australians aged 15 years and over volunteer in some way each year. The combined economic, social and cultural value that volunteering brings to WA has been calculated to more than $39 billion.

Volunteering helps people develop stronger social networks and friendships, which is important for keeping mentally and physically active. Volunteering roles can also lead to the acquisition of new skills and knowledge, therefore improving employability.

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Page reviewed 06 May 2022