Every year hundreds of volunteers work on our projects, community impact initiatives and fundraising programs.
Join the United Way WA team today to help us create a future where every Western Australian is empowered to grow.
“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”
Mentor in Mentoring 2 Work
Youth unemployment has recently been described as a National Crisis, sitting higher than double the overall unemployment rate at 11.2%. Young people in WA are struggling even more, with a state youth unemployment rate of over 14.5% – in some areas soaring to over 16.7%(2).
Help us tackle this crisis by becoming a Mentor in a program designed to support young adults aged 18 to 25 years to enter or re-enter the workforce through the guidance of a volunteer mentor with extensive current or recent industry experience and real world networks.
Mentor in Right to Work
Women who have experienced family and domestic violence face considerable challenges including lower health outcomes, financial instability and an increased risk of homelessness. In fact an average of over 80,500 Australian women a year are assisted by specialist homelessness agencies due to family and domestic violence issues(1).
You can support women who have experienced family domestic violence by becoming a Mentor in our Right to Work program. Assist us in preparing women to enter or re-enter the workforce, increasing their confidence and supporting their financial stability.
Small Change Ambassador
On average, 19.4% of Western Australian children are developmentally vulnerable(3). At United Way WA we focus on early childhood literacy programs designed to support a child’s development, ensuring they can start school ready to learn.
You can support WA kids by fundraising for early literacy programs with our Small Change for Big Change campaign. By becoming an Ambassador for your local area you are signing up to receive donation buckets and an instruction kit to help you collect as much small change from your community as possible!
Internships and Work Experience
At United Way WA we are passionate about supporting young people with opportunities to gain valuable learning and workplace experiences. Our goal is to make every intern feel valued, included and productive.
Our interns work across areas such as: marketing and communications, fundraising, grant writing, event management, community engagement programs and much more.
Our winter intake is now closed. If you would like to be wait-listed for the next intake period, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Support early childhood literacy programs by wearing one of our reading mascot suits! Each of our Paint the Town REaD communities has it’s own unique mascot – from a kangaroo, to a cockatoo, to an owl and more. We often need enthusiastic volunteers to wear the suits at community events where they mime actions to stories, dance and high-five the kids. Help us spread the message to talk, read, sing, rhyme and play with your child every day by becoming a beloved mascot.