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Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation

FamilyHistoryWA (FHWA) relies on dedicated volunteers to undertake a wide range roles including our Management Committee, various Sub-Committees, Appointed Positions, our team of Library Assistants, and many others that are behind the scenes.

Without the ongoing assistance of all of our volunteers, the services and facilities provided to our members and the public, would be much poorer.

There are many opportunities for members to assist in the smooth running of FHWA, and help ensuring that we continue to provide our products and services. 

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Any member who would like to assist is encouraged to contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator, outlining the position of interest, by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please download our pdfFHWA Volunteer Brochure. Fill in the form, and either scan and email is as an attachment to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or mail it to the FHWA address on the form.

The following positions are currently available...
No. Role Description
 1 President Do you have experience in leading people? Do you have a desire to ensure that FHWA remains the premier source of knowledge on worldwide family history in WA? Would you like to help guide FHWA it into the future?

This role is responsible for:
• representing FHWA at various forums and events
• providing leadership to a multi-functional Management Committee
• guiding FHWA through an ever-changing environment to ensure it can maintain its operations and deliver benefits to its members.

 2 Public Relations & Events Officer Do you have skills in marketing and/or event management? Do you enjoy promoting the benefits FHWA? Are you good at organising people to achieve outcomes? Do you have skills in writing and using various forms media?

Editorial Team 
Western Ancestor (Expected)

Are you well organised and able to meet deadlines?  Do you want to be a part of a team focussed on delivering an award-winning publication?  Do you have some experience in proofreading?  Would you like to learn more about editing and publishing?

 4 Assistant to the Treasurer

Do you have a background in accoutiing or financial bookeeping? Are you familiar with accounting packages including MYOB? Would you like to assist FHWA in managing its financial affairs?

This role reports to the Treasurer and will undertake a range of duties to assist the Treasurer. 

 5 AFFHO Representative

 The role will require you to:

  • attend an online meeting of approx. 60 mins duration every quarter that is held at either 3pm or 4pm (WST).
  • make a brief written report after each meeting and forward to the FHWA Secretary

The time commitment for this role is about 8 hours per year.

 6 Project Working Group Volunteers

Project Volunteers primarily work from home. They will normally be: 

  • transcribing data from newspapers and other historic documents to an MSExcel spreadsheet.
  • proof reading data that has been entered against original documents

Project volunteers may be required to go to the Battye Library to capture images of newspaper that are required for indexing.
While experience with Excel is desirable it not essential. Training will be provided. 

 7 Library Volunteers

To assist Members in their FHWA library searching - Regular hours and a great atmosphere - Training provided.

Opportunities are currently available at May Street.

 8 JOOMLA Developer A suitably qualified person to maintain the FHWA website using Joomla CMS



Last Updated on Sunday, 14 November 2021 13:37

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