Harnessing the Benefits of Volunteerism in Natural Areas

WALGA partnered with Perth NRM, SERCUL, the WA Landcare Network and other key environmental organisations to host a workshop on Harnessing the Benefits of Volunteering in Natural Areas on 20 May 2022.  The workshop provided information on the responsibility of volunteer managers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020, case studies of Local Governments with successful support arrangements for volunteer groups, and insights from volunteers themselves.  Attendees participated in an interactive mentimeter session to identify key capacity gaps and resources needed to help Local Governments build upon current approaches to managing volunteers.  The workshop celebrated National Volunteering Week 16-22 May and the International Day for Biodiversity on Sunday 22 May.  

The presentations from the workshop can be found below: