Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain

Community Storytelling Workshop

Our Story - Shire of Capel
Community Storytelling Workshops
Community Storytelling Workshops are being delivered across the South West
region in November by Advocacy WA as part of the Community Disability
Advocacy Project. This is an opportunity for the community to highlight and
prioritise issues and challenges faced by people with disability in the local
community and develop action plans to address these. We will consider the
beliefs, learnings, values, challenges, goals and relationships specific to people
in this community.


Community Disability Advocacy Project
Advocacy WA, in association with People With disabilities WA (PWdWA),
is rolling out a co-designed local disability access network across the South West region.

The network will bring together people with an interest in identifying and
seeking solutions to issues and challenges at a local level. We will train and
equip people to advocate for themselves and their communities to improve
and/or increase accessibility options for people living in the South West.

Connect with a Network Near You
Please join us at Dalyellup Community Centre, 6 Gosse Way, Dalyellup:

Mon 12 December 9:15 - 1:30pm. Food will be provided.

Booking essential https://OurStoryCapel.eventbrite.com.au

Other Workshops in the Region
Bridgetown Tues 29 Nov
Collie Weds 30 Nov
Margaret River Thurs 1 Dec
Bunbury Weds 7 Dec


Environment in good hands

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Environment in Good Hands   BDEC Fascigale


The Busselton-Dunsborough Environment Centre (BDEC) is a community organisation based in Busselton. The organisation aims to foster a sense of community ownership of the natural environment in order to increase awareness of local environmental issues. The Centre also strives to increase public involvement in environmental projects and protection activities throughout the local region.

Recently 20 children and 27 adults had a great day out planting in the Tuart Forest. This event is held annually by BDEC and not only provides a wonderful family day out but helps the future health of our unique Tuart Forest reserves. Besides the hands on environmental care BDEC advocates for the environment through numerous avenues including submissions to relevant decision making bodies, monitoring of environmentally sensitive projects and proposals, sourcing funds for targeted intervention such as possum habitat and care, revegetation and planting and liaising with the City of Busselton to work in partnership towards sustainable planning and development.

  BDEC also have available a wonderful booklet A Journey into the Ludlow Tuart Forest. This vibrant 32 page book, produced by the BDEC, explores the many aspects of the forest and its surrounds as well as some of the impacts threatening its future. More information here: A_Journey_into_the_Ludlow_Tuart_Forest

BDEC planting


Besides being a general volunteer for hands on planting and events other opportunities are available that provide the organisation with direction, momentum and day to day running.  Get in touch to find out more This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BDEC welcomes new members, public enquiries and the general public so why not drop in, get in touch or join up to make a difference, its FREE!








Caring Support for Family & Parents

Red Cross operates the Family and Practical support programs throughout the Southwest. The purpose of the Service is to provide caring and practical assistance to families with babies and young children who are facing extra challenges in adjusting to their parenting role. It is an early intervention service that offers respite and support to multiple birth families, mothers experiencing or at risk of postnatal depression or perinatal mental health problems and social isolation.fp

Family support has been supporting families since 1993 and is a unique service that Red Cross offers only in Western Australia. Since its inception, over 3,000 families have been assisted by creating a supportive environment and helping to minimise many of the daily stresses experienced by families with babies. We support families in Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River and Augusta.

Since 2008 Practical Support program has been supporting families by having volunteers visit the family home weekly and work alongside the mother assisting in domestic duties such as light housework, shopping and basic childcare e.g. feeding, settling babies, and preparing meals for children. The volunteer can also help with linking in with community and local supports and enhancing social networks. This Program is available in the Busselton area.


Volunteers provide approximately 4 hours per week of in-home respite per family and may work with the same family for up to 6 months in the case of a multiple birth. Hands-on support - child related activities, feeding, preparing meals for children, settling babies. Role modelling - volunteers encourage positive interaction between parents and children (play, talking, and discipline) to develop a child's social and cognitive development.
Emotional support - ‘being there' for the mother, the willingness to listen without being judgemental or giving advice.
Social support - supporting families in developing social networks and linking to community resources.
For more information on this volunteer opportunity or other exciting roles contact us at the

Busselton Dunsborough Volunteer Centre

Suite 5B - Ground Floor
21 Cammilleri Street
Box 11, CRC, 21 Cammilleri
Busselton WA 6280
Ph/Fax: 08 - 97542047
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Web:  www.bdvolunteers.org.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BusseltonDunsboroughVolunteer Centre

 Open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays 9:30am to 3:30pm - other times by request


Alternative ways to talk to us: Zoom, Whats App, Skype

Busselton Dunsborough Volunteer Centre can conduct interviews on Skype or Zoom or Whats App

To book a call you will need to send us an email or contact us on 97542047 and we will arrange a time to call you to discuss your volunteering requirements.

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manWant to place an event on our calendar? - Contact us at: volunteers@westnet.com.au - Phone: 9754 2047

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