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.”

Re-Engaging in Community

Re-Engaging in Community is designed to assist people who are formerly homeless, are now housed securely, but struggling to go out and explore their community.

Here’s how you can help…

VOLUNTEER for this innovative program and be a change-maker during COVID-19 and beyond.

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Empowered for Employment (2022 program dates to be confirmed)

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.

You can support women who have experienced family domestic violence by becoming a Mentor in our Empowered for Employment program. Assist us in preparing women to enter or re-enter the workforce, increasing their confidence and supporting their financial stability.

Fresh Futures

We are excited to announce the launch of this exciting new program in conjunction with Melaleuca Remand and Reintegration Facility. The aim is to support women who are exiting the prison system to explore their hopes, dreams, and pathways to the future, and gain work experiences or volunteer opportunities.

We are looking for volunteers to provide 1:1 mentoring, in a walk alongside approach, breaking down social barriers for the participant, over a three-month period. 

For more information or to become a mentor please email: volunteering@unitedwaywa.com.au


First Steps

This program aims to provide experienced mentors to support people living in transitional housing, to take control of their finances and realise their homeownership goals.

Give information and advice about the whole buying, building, and mortgage process, making it easy to understand.

Provide ongoing support for up to 3 months to help set goals and put people on the pathway to homeownership. If you have the experience and capacity to volunteer as a First Steps mentor, please email: volunteering@unitedwaywa.com.au

Be a part of real change in a person’s life this year.

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 volunteering@unitedwaywa.com.au


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.

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