Volunteer Resource Centres around Western Australia

volunteers conservationMore than 30 Volunteer Resource Centres operate across the State to provide services for locals and community groups. Volunteer Resource Centres are composed of independent volunteering experts focused on opportunities in their local area.

Why volunteer? Volunteering is a great way for people, regardless of their age, cultural background, location or circumstances, to get involved in the community. In addition, you are also gaining real-world experience, strengthening your skills and potentially gaining some local references for your resume! Volunteering WA offers a comprehensive guide on getting started on the Volunteering in Western Australia page.

Ready to meet new people, experience new challenges and learn more about your local community? View the Volunteering Resource Centre map to find the centre closest to you. You can also browse individual volunteering opportunities directly, on the Volunteering WA website.

Perth Pallet Challenge 2015

To celebrate National Youth Week the Food Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council, together with the Department of Local Government and Communities, will be holding the annual Perth Pallet Challenge.

The Challenge is open to all wood trades apprentices who are studying Cabinet Making (Furniture or Kitchen and Bathrooms), Furniture Finishing, Wood Machining, Upholstery and Floor Finishing.
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This year apprentices must use their skill and innovation to ‘remodel’ three second hand pallets into an art or furniture piece of their own design. Apprentices will have approximately two weeks to complete the task using whatever methods they choose. On Sunday 19 April all entries will be placed on display at Hillarys Boat Harbour where they will be judged by industry experts and the public.

If you’d like a great opportunity to show off your skills, or are interested in seeing if carpentry and furniture making could be a career for you, don’t miss this event!
For information about prizes, applications and more, visit the Food Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council website.