Gosnells Neighbourhood Watch is in desperate need of volunteers, with membership at an all-time low.
Vice chairperson Sharon Whiteside said that including the six-member committee, the group had just 10 members.
She believes it is the perceived commitment, combined with COVID, that is keeping membership down.
“I think it’s due to COVID, a lot of people have gone back to the workforce, particularly in health,” she said.
“The other thing is people don’t understand that we only need a couple of hours a month.
“I work full-time and I still manage to volunteer, and we do a lot of events that we need volunteers for, but it’s only a couple of hours a month, I think people think it’s more involved than it actually is.
“When you think of volunteering maybe you don’t think of Neighbourhood Watch but it’s absolutely a great cause.”
Running out of the Resource Centre at Maddington Shopping Centre, Sharon said the group had a win at an anti-theft screws event at a local Bunnings.
“That was a huge success, working in conjunction with Police, and we’ve been told that vehicle crime is down and we’d like to think we played a part in that.”
To get involved, call the Resource Centre on 9493 3311.