WACOSS membership is made up of a vast network of individuals and organisations who are committed to our vision to create an inclusive, just and equitable society for all Western Australians.
WACOSS’s policy submissions and advocacy work are aimed at influencing policy decision makers at both a State and Federal level to provide a voice for vulnerable Western Australians.
Customised Training and Consultancy
WACOSS events provide a unique opportunity to network with sector leaders and take part in important sector discussions that will shape the future outcomes for those we represent.
WACOSS’s policy submissions and advocacy work is aimed at influencing policy decision makers at both a State and Federal level to provide a voice for vulnerable Western Australians.
WACOSS Members get more!
Together we create change
Dear friends and colleagues,
WACOSS is built on a foundation that informed, robust and cooperative social service organisations will allow us to achieve our goal of building stronger communities that are equal, inclusive and look after their most vulnerable.
When you join the WA Council of Social Service, you become part of a national network of state Councils of Social Service. As a partner of the Australian Council of Social Service, WACOSS membership provides you with avenues for influence in community service policy at both State and Federal levels.
As either an individual or organisational WACOSS member, you are part of a large group of people committed to improving our communities for everyone.
Your membership provides a formalised way to support the capacity building and advocacy initiatives WACOSS undertakes to look after our vulnerable. You also gain access to networking and capacity building opportunities.
On behalf of our network I would like to welcome you to this community of motivated and passionate organisations and individuals, and invite you to become a WACOSS member.
Chief Executive Officer
The Power of WACOSS Membership:
Amplify your voice
WACOSS membership provides avenues of influence in community service policy at both State and Federal levels. Membership also enables WACOSS to leverage its membership to shape the future of community services in WA. WACOSS membership provides the platform for the needs of your organisation and your clients to be heard.
Receive exclusive discounts
WACOSS members receive discounts on WACOSS training, consultancy services, DropIN Solutions and major events. They also receive discounts on external services such as Employer Assist, Management Support Line and free use of the ANSON job board.
Latest News & Resources
As a member you will receive full access to WACOSS resources, containing tools, templates, best practice case studies and publications. Members also receive the Members Bulletin – a fortnightly newsletter containing the latest news, discussion pieces and exclusive member offers.
Promote your organisation
Members are able to publish their news and events for free in our eNews. You are also entitled to discounted promotional materials at WACOSS conferences and cornerstone events, and a logo link on our Members Page.
Become a WACOSS Champion
Staff members of Social Service Organisation Members can become WACOSS Champions. Our employees are the face and the voice of the sector. Champions are committed to achieving social justice and know that our strong and compelling challenges attitudes, behaviours, and systems that create poverty and inequality.
Build your network
WACOSS members receive VIP invites to the WACOSS New Year Breakfast and Pre-Budget Submission Launch. Members also receive exclusive invites to the Emerging Issues Forum, Budget Briefing and the WACOSS Annual General Meeting.
Access the best advice
WACOSS is a network and community of sector leaders and experts. As a member you are able to access this network for advice on any number of issues including, policy, governance and operational management.
Current Member Network
As the mental health sector has been moving away from its traditional roles, it has been refreshing and advantageous to be part of a peak service which keeps its focus on the sector and its members. WACOSS has filled this role well.
WACOSS plays an essential role in the community services sector, bringing together providers; advocating to government; and keeping services up to date with key issues in the sector.
I have found WACOSS to be very beneficial for our Association.
Australian Childcare Alliance WA
WACOSS’s leadership and support has clearly resulted in a stronger community sector in WA.
What type of membership is right for you?
Social Service Organisation Members
This membership category is for non-government societies, associations, boards, service funds or other bodies (whether incorporated or unincorporated) which are engaged in some form of social service i.e. not-for-profits or charities
Social Service Individual Members
This membership category is for people who are employed by or affiliated with a Social Service Organisation.
Associate Organisation Members
This membership category is for organisations or bodies (whether incorporated or unincorporated) which are not a Social Service Organisations i.e. local government agencies, for profit organisations.
Associate Individual Members
This membership category is for people who are not employed by a Social Service Organisation.
How to Join?
Our constitution provides that all WACOSS member applications are to be approved by the WACOSS Board. Membership applications are submitted for approval at each Board meeting. Once your application is approved you will receive an invoice from WACOSS to pay your membership fee.
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