As a not for profit organisation, Diabetes WA relies heavily on our volunteers for a number of activities and programs. Our volunteers are advocates and ambassadors for our organisation, reflecting our values and helping us to make the most of our funding.
We truly values the contribution of our volunteers who give their time, skills and knowledge to support our work in the community.
Our volunteer program is managed in accordance with National Standards for Volunteer Involvement, developed by Volunteering Australia (external site).
Diabetes WA also takes its taxation and financial obligations to volunteers very seriously. The Australian Taxation Office (external link) provides information on these obligations.
As a best practice organisation, we work hard to ensure our duty of care to our volunteers is met, and therefore all our volunteers are covered by our occupational health and safety policies and procedures.
There are several roles for volunteers. See our current volunteering opportunities.
For those willing to step in the limelight, read more about becoming a media ambassador.
This role involves putting together membership packs and packs for people newly diagnosed with diabetes. The role involves a four hour shift at one of our offices, on a weekday of your choosing.
Diabetes WA is one of the key charity partners for the annual HBF Run for a Reason, and we need volunteers to help us on the day. This is an ideal volunteering opportunity for a school or corporate group, however individual volunteers are welcome.
Race day this year is 22 May 2016.
Diabetes WA runs a number of camps for children and adolescents with diabetes. This is an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of these young people.
All camp volunteers must be over 18 years and have a current Working with Children licence (external link) and National Police Clearance.
The next two camps are in July and October 2016.
Depending on our needs, Diabetes WA sometimes requires volunteers to help us with fundraising, events and functions.
Depending on our needs, Diabetes WA is open to running student placements.