Bankwest’s own employees donate something even more valuable than money - their time. Our people regularly help out at a wide range of events and charities. They’re not afraid to get in there and get dirty. In order to support our partner charities we’ll paint houses, do gardening, stack shelves at food banks, mentor kids, cook for the homeless, work the phones for charity - whatever is needed.
Volunteering WA is the peak body for Volunteering in Western Australia and provides a range of resources to both not-for-profit and corporate members.
Bankwest is an inaugural member of the Corporate Volunteering Council, the first of its kind in Australia.
Bankwest works with Volunteering WA to provide skills-based volunteering and a range of large and small team volunteering opportunities for colleagues. We were incredibly proud to receive the WA Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award in 2013.
Many of our staff’s volunteering activities are coordinated through United Way WA. United Way is global network of over 3,300 independent not-for-profit organisations in 46 countries.
Their aim is to improve the lives of those less fortunate by focusing on education, employment and health. They achieve this by mobilising companies like Bankwest, and concerned members of the community, who want to make a difference.
Foodbank is Australia's largest food relief agency and is a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry.
Bankwest colleagues volunteer regularly with Foodbank to sort, pack and help with their recycling efforts, as well as provide much needed support with their Christmas hamper program.
Childhood illness can have a devastating effect on families. As well as all the fear and uncertainty, there are the practicalities of managing the family when a child is away in hospital, often for extended periods of time.
RMH has a wide range of programs to help seriously ill children and their families across Australia, all focused on making the journey to recovery as easy as possible.
Bankwest supports RMH with volunteering, helping in their Make a Meal program as well as helping keep things spic and span around their houses.
ThinkUKnow is a free, volunteer-delivered program which aims to raise awareness amongst communities about cyber safety. The program provides cyber safety education to parents, carers and teachers to promote a holistic approach to keeping children and young people safe in the online environment.
ThinkUKnow cyber safety presentations are delivered in schools and organisations across Australia by a network of dedicated volunteers from Bankwest and other program partners, in conjunction with local members of law enforcement.
If you would like to contact us in relation to any of our community programs or share your stories we would love to hear from you.
Learn more about some of the fantastic charities Bankwest works with.