Volunteering: A Pathway to Job Readiness

Young Western Australians are being urged to consider volunteering as a way of improving their employment prospects.

Funding of $440,000 will be available to Volunteering WA over three years, to deliver the Volunteering: A Pathway to Job Readiness program. The funding will enable Volunteering WA to develop and deliver face-to-face training, materials and online tools for the program.

A lack of workplace skills and experience are key factors in youth unemployment. The program will help address this by supporting young people aged between 15 and 24 years to engage in volunteering as a way to build the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to become workplace ready. The Volunteering: A Pathway to Job Readiness program will also support volunteer involving organisations to attract, engage and support young people to volunteer, while helping them to develop the skills and experience to improve their job readiness and employability.

Page last updated October 07, 2022