Volunteering chief signs off satisfied
WA is on the lookout for a new champion of volunteers, after long-term Volunteering WA chief executive Mara Basanovic accepted an equivalent role in Queensland.
Ms Basanovic finished her tenure at the West Perth office on Friday, happy that WA has continued to forge a strong culture of volunteering.
She said it was pleasing that there had been a change in community attitude in recent years towards acknowledging and rewarding volunteers, making it more acceptable to sing the praises of our often humble unsung heroes of society.
Nominations for the annual WA Volunteer of the Year award, along with awards recognising volunteer management, lifetime contributions, ethnic communities, youth, community organisations and corporate volunteers, open tomorrow.