VSW Manager – Debra McIlraith







Debra (Deb) started with Volunteer South West (VSW) in July of 2016.  Along with Debs Management role she also delivers various workshops, training and presentations providing information to new volunteers. The Enhancing Access Program (EA) gently introduces people with barriers to volunteering. Another program is Take2 that gives opportunity for a person with a disability to volunteer in an organisation alongside a mentor.  The MOVE (Multicultural Opportunities through a Volunteering Opportunity) program matches volunteers from a culturally and linguistically diverse background to an agency where they can develop and practice various employability skills whilst learning about an Australian workplace. She also presents the Bridge to Volunteering Introduction, Grant Writing 101 and several other information sessions.

To contact Debra to discuss  membership, volunteering, training and presentation requirements ring (08) 9791 3214 or contact her by  email 

 Administration Officer and Smart Events Coordinator – Denise Sara

Denise, who also volunteered at the Dolphin Discovery Centre, started with Volunteer South West in early 2013 and her knowledge of local community groups holds her in good stead as she liaises with local organisations and event coordinators. She is very enthusiastic about the support that Smart Events can bring to volunteers who value add to their communities by making festivals and events happen in the region, attracting visitors to the south west. She looks forward to networking and collaborating with groups who organise these exciting events that showcase our towns.
If you would like an event evaluation conducted of your event, which will lend weight to your funding applications contact us as soon as possible to discuss the details.

Contact Denise by phone (08) 9791 3214 (Wednesday to Friday) or  by email  

Our Volunteers:

Adam, Amanda, Carissa, Chantelle,  Jeanette, Jessica, Noeleen,  Robyn and Victoria assist staff with administration and interview our clients. They assist new volunteers to find a  position that matches their skills and hobbies ensuring satisfaction.