Each week thousands of Western Australians give their time to support sport and recreation activities in the community.
Our industry wouldn't survive without them.
Sport grows around volunteers
Without volunteers there would be no clubs, no teams, no coaches and no oranges at halftime. Thank you for making sport and recreation possible.
Valuing volunteers in sport and recreation
Nationally, community sport and recreation relies on 2.3 million volunteers who contribute more than 180 million hours to running sport and recreation. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in WA during 2010 there were 235,000 sport and recreation volunteers. Volunteers that create and sustain these organisations make a vital contribution to the needs of the community.
Voluntary work is an enormous source of social capital and contributes directly to the growth and development of social networks and social cohesion within communities.
Volunteers also have a vital role to play in providing opportunities for all Western Australians to have physically active lifestyles.