Albany & regional volunteer service

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City of Albany Regional Events Sponsorship

The Regional Events Sponsorship program is now OPEN for events that fall between 1 July 2023 – 31 December 2023.

The City of Albany’s vision is to be Western Australia’s most sought after and unique Regional City to live,
work and visit. We recognise the important role events play in celebrating the community’s diversity and talents,
increasing cultural understanding, driving visitation, generating economic benefits and activating our beautiful parks, beaches and public spaces.

The City of Albany’s Regional Events Sponsorship program supports the staging of regional major events that can contribute to the delivery of economic benefits for the region. The program offers cash sponsorship. To be considered a regional major event, organisers must demonstrate in their application that the event has the capability to draw a significant number of visitors from the outside of the region.

Click here to view the Guidelines and Application

City of Albany Community Quick Response Grant

Quick Response Grants are for small grants of up to $1,000 for proposals that fall outside the City’s annual Community Funding Program.
Applications can be made at any time, and applicants will be advised if they are successful within two weeks of their application being submitted. 

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until the allocation is exhausted.

This program will support small-scale initiatives that take place from 1 August 2022 to 30 June 2023.

Click here for the application form

an introduction


Many vital community services rely extensively on the tireless efforts of volunteers. Volunteers come from all sections of the community – a willingness to help is not dependent on race, gender, religion or personal interests. The range of services available in our community would be less without the tireless dedication of volunteers.

Volunteering is also of great benefit to the volunteer. The rewards are not financial but can be measured in a sense of satisfaction and contentment in helping their own community.

People Volunteer for Many Reasons:


Some enjoy the interaction with other volunteers.

Gain new skills

Some want to gain or maintain new skills.

Increase Confidence

Some increase their confidence and meet new people.


Develop Contacts

Some develop a network of contacts.

Enhance Job-Readiness

Some enhance their job-readiness.


Volunteering promotes a feeling of satisfaction from helping others and is undertaken freely.



The Albany & Regional Volunteer Service will assist those hoping to enter the world of volunteering and help community groups in need of volunteers.

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Get in Touch

Albany Lotteries House

Unit D22, 211 North Rd, Albany, WA


08 9841 3588