About Us

Vision and Mission

At United Way WA our vision is a future where every person is empowered to grow, through education, financial stability and healthy living which are the building blocks for a happy life.

Our mission is to work together to empower and unite communities for positive change. We tackle entrenched community issues by working with our community partners. Therefore we are able to address complex social problems for long-lasting change.

The social outreach programs we are currently delivering to the Perth community are Re-Engaging in Community, Empowered for Employment, Mentoring 2 Work, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Paint the Town REaD. Please consider a donation of your time or money to keep these amazing programs alive.

Our History

United Way WA is proud to be one of nearly 1800 United Ways in more than 40 countries and territories around the world.

Globally, United Way has been improving lives and strengthening communities for more than 125 years.

We are supported by 70,000 companies, including more than 280 Fortune 500 corporations because we have a proven track record of positive impact and continuous innovation.

Together United Way impacts more than 61 million lives every year!

Latest news at United Way WA:

Spring has sprung and our Re-Engaging in Community buddies are sure making the most of it!

This week we caught up with new buddies Tom and Ly to celebrate R U OK? Day with a catch-up at King’s Park. Participant Ly, (pictured in orange) has recently discovered a passion for horticulture and is currently studying at North Metro TAFE.

He loves a trip to King’s Park, especially with the festoon of wildflowers blossoming right now, and enjoys sharing his newfound knowledge with Tom.

Volunteer buddy Tom is a psychology student and avid runner, who religiously runs through King’s Park, now all the more interesting through Ly’s growing knowledge of the flora!

If you know someone that benefit from this program please check out this link: https://www.unitedwaywa.com.au/get-involved/volunteer/re-engaging-in-community/

Listen to: UWWA CEO Kath joins Coby from Access Wellbeing Services in their latest RESILnZ podcast.

Talking about our latest Re-Engaging in Community news, and how you can get involved.

Re-Engaging in Community

Are you a not-for-profit organisation looking to grow your capacity, capabilities and impact, without the workload and budget implications of adding to your workforce?

United Way WA has a range of in-house skills, that offer cost-effective support to improve business function across areas such as:

  • Volunteer recruitment + management
  • Event management
  • Program partnering
  • MCing and facilitation of workshops

Quotes are available on request, at highly competitive rates, and all proceeds go back into supporting the community.

Contact us at: united@unitedwaywa.com.au

Annual Reports

The United Way WA Annual Report provides information about our impact, achievements and growth over a calendar year.

To download a PDF copy, please click the link below.





Meet the Team

Kath Snell



Ria Ferris

Service Delivery Manager


Justine Roberts

Community Impact Manager


Christy van de Kar

Volunteer and Event Officer

Caroline Taylor

Fundraising and Marketing Consultant


Sarah Moody

Finance Consultant


Meet The Board

Libby White



Jade Furness


Michele Rawlins


Anthony Sciorilli


Aishwarya Srinivas


Nick Loke


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