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Staff and Volunteer Day 2021

Join us for an unforgettable experience

Our Staff and Volunteer Day gives MercyCare the opportunity to celebrate the amazing people who make up our organisation. 

This is your chance to get together to connect, have fun and learn something new. RSVP by the 10 September. 

Event Details:

  • Optus Stadium, Riverside Rooms
  • Friday 24 September
  • 8.45am start please arrive earlier, doors open from 8.00am
  • 5.00pm event closes 

Event Agenda

The importance of storytelling

Every person has their own story to tell. When you come to MercyCare as a staff member or volunteer each person brings their own lived experience, values and skill set. Whether working in similar or very different areas across the organisation, we all share things in common, such as our values or wanting to make a positive difference to the Western Australian community.

What we share in common and our differences are what make MercyCare such an amazing and unique organisation. When we get the opportunity to listen deeply and share openly there is much we can learn from each other.

On our Staff and Volunteer Day there will people sharing their own story on stage.

The day could be an opportunity for you to share a little bit of yourself when you get the chance to meet and connect with different people from across the organisation.

Keynote Speaker: Grace Tame

Grace is the 2021 Australian of the Year. As a survivor of sexual assault as a child,  Grace has spent the last 10 years turning her traumatic experience into being an advocate for survivors of child sexual assault and a leader of positive change.

Innovation Grant Winner Exhibition

Several winners of the CEO Innovation Fund will be showcasing their implemented ideas at booths at the conference that you can check out on the day. You can also submit your own idea at the event. One winning idea will be selected from the day!

What is this ‘crossroads’ graphic?

Our unique graphic device represents a ‘crossroads’. It has many iterations but at its heart it represents where our values as an organisation intersect. Where our shared understanding is integrated into our work. Where our inter-generational service offerings bring us together. And where our inter-cultural values demonstrate a deep and shared understanding of the importance of culture to all our stakeholders.

2021 MercyCare Excellence Awards!

Nominate an outstanding co-worker or volunteer in the 2021 MercyCare Excellence Awards. Nominations are now open in seven award categories.

Nominate now

Submit a Selfie for our MercyCare Social Mosaic Wall

A tribute to all our staff and volunteers we are creating our first ever social mosaic wall. With 1500 photos to display in total we want any staff or volunteer to take a selfie at the booth on the day or submit one if they cannot attend. 

Submit a photo now

Live Music for our Sundowner

Sophisticated, raw and passionate, Perth’s band ORA will bring their three part harmonies and richness in music genres. Combining the talents of Perth’s most accomplished and highly regarded musicians Maera Paki – Acoustic guitar and Lead Vocals, Wayne Antioch – Drums and backing vocals and Marc Pereira – Bass and backing vocals.

Other reasons to join us

Tree Donation

For every person who registers, MercyCare will donate a tree to be planted on their behalf. 


In the afternoon there will be drinks and nibbles to give you a chance to connect with your peers and meet someone new!

Excellence Awards

We know it’s our people that make us who we are. We want to reward and recognise your dedication and expertise. 

Be part of something bigger

When you join MercyCare, you join something bigger. A chance to see what is happening across the organisation. 

A chance to win door prizes!

One prize includes a bridge climb. Are you brave enough to climb to the top of Perth’s Matagarup Bridge?

$10,000 Innovation Grant Up for Grabs

You get the chance to submit an innovative idea on the day! One winner will be selected. 

Best team t-shirt

Inspired by our Joondalup RAC team who came to our inaugural conference wearing matching red shirts, this year a prize will be given to the best team shirts on the day! We encourage teams that want to get involved to wear matching shirts. 

Have a massage!

During our lunch break we will have masseurs available where you can get a quick 15 minute massage!

Staff and Volunteer Conference 2019

In 2019 we took on the challenge to get as many of our staff and volunteers as possible together to connect, have fun and learn something new. Have a look at our first conference.


We asked our staff what belonging meant to them to give insight into what it means to be a part of the MercyCare community. 


Heart of the community

Every person has value. We all deserve respect and to have the opportunity to live the life we want. At MercyCare this belief is at the heart of everything we do. We do this to bring smiles to faces, overcome challenges and change lives for the better so that every person and every community can thrive. The Western Australian community is our community. It is at the heart of everything we do.