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!

Never have we needed your support more than now.

At a time when people living in disadvantage need us more than ever, by nature of the pandemic, it also means that we are losing financial and hands-on support due to policy changes.

Please consider a donation to help us provide our key services to those most in need over the coming months.


Re-Engaging in Community connects people who are formerly homeless with a volunteer buddy, to discover new or forgotten interests, hobbies, or to simply talk and make a connection.

In these uncertain times, this is a great time to link yourself up with someone who can support you, with contact, encouragement and understanding,  and keep you motivated through the possible tougher times ahead.

Even if we are wearing masks, or even if we have to lockdown, your volunteer buddy will be available online/on phone, and together we can keep achieving our goals.

If you think you could benefit from this kind of connection or know someone who is formerly homeless and could benefit from this program, please refer them here:




Because of you, we were able to raise almost $4,000 dollars for the children of Strelley and Warralong (East Pilbara WA)

Every month for 12 months, 20 children (under the age of five) will receive a new, age-appropriate book, with reading aids for their families. Reading from day one supports children to become school-ready and helps break the cycle of entrenched poverty through education.

Keep the donations coming here: 


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.

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2018


Meet the Team.

United Way WA is a small yet mighty team, running on less than five Full Time Equivelant staff. We are able to accomplish so much with the unwavering support from our Board, interns and volunteers which we are extremely grateful for. We are proud to introduce the team below.

Meet the Team

Kath Snell



Justine Roberts

Community Impact Manager


Christy van de Kar

Volunteer and Event Officer

Caroline Taylor

Fundraising and Marketing Consultant


Sarah Moody

Finance Consultant


Danyelle Greyling

Support Coordinator


Annette Maurer

Support Coordinator

Andrea Folkard

Early Literacy Programs Coordinator

Jacquie Taylor

Early Literacy Programs Coordinator

Gaia Boranga

Early Literacy Programs Coordinator


Meet The Board

Libby White



Michele Rawlins


Anthony Sciorilli


Aishwarya Srinivas


Nick Loke


Anina Findling


Jorgen Mackie


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