WA Volunteer of the Year Award Winners an “exceptional group of people”

Volunteering WA CEO Tina Williams. Photo: Attila Csaszar/Business News
Volunteering WA CEO Tina Williams. Photo: Attila Csaszar/Business News

A GROUP of people hailed as the backbone of the WA community were unveiled tonight at the WA Volunteer of the Year awards in Perth.

The winners were announced at a gala dinner at the Hyatt Hotel in Perth tonight.

Run by Volunteering WA, in conjunction with the Bankwest Foundation, the awards recognise the contribution volunteers make to the social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of Western Australia.

“This year’s award winners are a group of exceptional people who are a credit to our State and are the backbone of communities in cities and towns around WA,” the CEO of Volunteering WA Tina Williams said.

The 2017 WA Volunteer of the Year Award winners are:

The WA Excellence in Volunteer Management Award (two recipients)

Paul Gaughan

Juliet Williamson

The WA Volunteer for Multicultural Communities Award

Rajyashree Malaviya

The WA Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award

Glenn Baker

The WA Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

Sahra Abdi

The WA Volunteer of the Year Award

Raalin Wheeler

The WA Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award

RAC WA

The WA Community Volunteer Organisation of the Year Award

Perth Observatory Volunteer Group

The WA People’s Choice ‘Spirit of Volunteering’ Award

Michelle Dunlop

For more information on the winners, visit: https://awards.volunteeringwa.org.au/.

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