Volunteering with DRWA.

Volunteers are an integral part of the Diabetes Research WA team, providing their valuable time and skills in many important ways. Each of our volunteers is critical to the success of our organisation and we deeply appreciate their support.

Why volunteer with DRWA?

Research tells us that giving offers numerous benefits to individuals, not the least an improved sense of wellbeing. Other great reasons to volunteer your time with Diabetes Research WA include:

  • Give back to the local community in a meaningful way.
  • Enhance your existing skills – and develop new ones.
  • Make new friends and contacts.
  • Be part of an organisation making a real difference to people affected by diabetes.

Ways to volunteer.

As a not-for-profit organisation, the more support we have from the community – the faster we can reach our goals. We would love to hear from you if you think you can help us with:

  • Office work. Tasks range from general administrative duties through to answering the phone and processing donations.
  • Our event schedule runs all year round, ranging from smaller private functions through to public fundraisers.
  • Share our message with your networks and contacts. Spread the word about the importance of our work.
  • Skilled support. Over to you! If you believe you have specific skills that can support our efforts – let us know. We can tailor the right opportunity to you.

Contact our friendly team to learn more about our volunteering opportunities.
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Meet our Volunteers!

Beth & Bill Powell and Patsy & Errol Russell Lane (shown left with DRWA Executive Director, Sherl Westlund) are lifelong friends, whose mutual link to diabetes has blossomed into a partnership supporting WA quests to better treat, prevent and cure the condition.

You can learn more about their volunteering efforts here.

Other ways you can support DRWA.


80% of your contribution will directly fund Diabetes Research WA programs, so you can be confident your donation will make a difference.

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Sponsorships, employee volunteering, social fundraising events and monthly workplace giving are just some of the incredible ways our corporate partners support DRWA.

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Become an important voice for DRWA and our research efforts.

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Bequests & Wills

Leave a legacy by considering DRWA in your estate planning.

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Did you know?

The biggest issue facing researchers is access to and security of ongoing funding. With your support, we can continue to deliver funding to our world-class researchers right here in Western Australia ensuring you, your family, and our community benefit first.

Your gift or donation will be distributed to diabetes research projects right here in WA.

Be the driving force behind our research.

When you donate to Diabetes Research WA today, you’ll be directly helping a person living with diabetes now - while contributing to a future where people no longer live with this challenging condition.

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