Volunteer governance opportunities

Governance Institute is pleased to offer a complimentary web listing service for Not-for-Profit organisations requiring assistance in their governance practices. Many NFP organisations would benefit from help from qualified Governance Institute members and we encourage members to offer their support.

NFP organisations currently requiring assistance:

Tenants Victoria, based in Fitzroy, VIC, is seeking a Company Secretary to support the board and CEO. You will be responsible for preparing board papers, minutes and maintaining company records including AGM, overseeing the company’s compliance program and ensuring all company legislative obligations are met, governance administration and specific responsibilities for compliance to ACNC, ATO and ASIC. Your commitment will include monthly board meetings in either Fitzroy or Melbourne CBD (currently on 3rd Monday of each month) and an additional 2-4 hours per month as required. For more information or to apply, contact Judith Dickson jdickson@bigpond.net.au 0429 001 044 or Phillip Campbell Phillip.a.campbell@bigpond.com 0408 329 862.

Queensland Community Alliance, based in Brisbane, QLD, is seeking a volunteer Company Secretary to assist the board with corporate governance. You will be responsible for preparing board papers, minutes, and ensuring all specific responsibilities for compliance are met with ASIC and ATO. Your commitment will include approximately five hours per month for one year minimum. This will include four board meetings per year, held in business hours in West End. For further information or to apply please contact Devett Kennedy, devett@qldcommunityalliance.org.au or 0467 563 796. Applications close 30 May 2019.

Angelman Syndrome Association Australia is seeking a volunteer Company Secretary to assist the National Committee with corporate governance. Your commitment will include approximately five hours per month for one year minimum. You are able to work remotely. For further information or to apply please contact Kane Blackman, kaneblackman@hotmail.com, +61 418 255 549. Applications close 30 June 219.

VANISH, based in North Melbourne, VIC, is seeking a volunteer Treasurer, responsible for the financial oversight of VANISH operations, including ensuring that financial policies and procedures, budgeting, record-keeping and accounts comply with statutory and funding body requirements. He or she will work with the accountant and the manager in preparing the budget and preparing accounts for audit, and will report regularly to the COM and to the AGM. As an Office Bearer, the Treasurer will be a member of the Executive, which is comprised of the Treasurer, Chair, Secretary and Manager (ex-officio). Board members are expected to attend eleven COM meetings (preceded by an Executive meeting) each year, on the fourth Wednesday evening of every month (except December), and the AGM. The time commitment in regard to scheduled meetings over the course of year is estimated to be about 40 hours. For further information or to apply please contact Simon Pryor - info@vanish.org.au or (03) 9328 8611. Applications close 17 June 2019.

Further information

NFP organisations requiring support and wishing to add a listing to this service should contact us at careerpost@governanceinstitute.com.auYou do not need to be a Governance Institute member to list a voluntary role. For more information, see our FAQ's

Disclaimer: In listing any NFP organisation on this site, Governance Institute does not assess or endorse its purpose or mission. Provided the organisation is constituted legally and its activities are undertaken legally, Governance Institute is of the view that facilitating improvement of their governance practices is in the best interest of the organisation and the general community. Governance Institute does not participate in due diligence of these volunteer opportunities, apart from confirming their NFP status. Any arrangements made between the Governance Institute member and the NFP organisation are entirely at the risk of the individual and the NFP organisation and Governance Institute accepts no liability. We recommend members assure themselves of the suitability of any volunteer roles in the same way they would for a paid position.

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