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:​

InterSearch Australia based in Melbourne, VIC, is seeking a volunteer Board Chair to lead the Board of Your Community Health, a not for profit company health service. The Chair will represent the Board in its accountability to members and stakeholders, lead the Board and cooperate closely with the CEO to shape the organisation’s future direction. The ideal candidate will have significant industry experience within government, health or community services; significant governance experience; and a demonstrated ability to lead and communicate change in an evolving operating environment. Your commitment would include monthly Board meetings on Wednesday evenings for 2 hours, a Board annual strategic planning session, and an AGM in October or November. For further information or to apply please contact Peter Waite on 03 9621 2066 or pjw@intersearchaustralia.com.auApplications close Monday, 15 October 2018.

Sandringham & District Historical Society Inc. based in suburban Melbourne, VIC, is seeking a volunteer Secretary to ensure compliance with legal and Society Rule obligations. This local history society is a not-for-profit organisation updating its governance practices. You will be supported by a Treasurer and another two volunteers who attend to minutes and membership. Your commitment is a once a month attendance at Committee meetings as well as calling members' meetings. For an initial discussion please contact Robyn Watters, Secretary on 0419 554 525 or email rwwatters@gmail.com. Applications close Friday, 19 October 2018.

Lake Macquarie Business Limited, based in Lake Macquarie, NSW, is seeking new board members to continue its great work supporting and advocating for business in the region. Applicants will have a passion for business and the Lake Macquarie area and be motivated to use their professional, governance and business skills to benefit business and the community. Applicants with marketing, events, communications, and other relevant business or board experience are highly desirable. Your commitment will include monthly board meetings located in Belmont, involvement in one or more committees and attendance at networking events. For further information or to apply please contact admin@lakemacbusiness.com.au. Applications close 5pm, Monday, 22 October 2018.

Sane Australia, based in Melbourne, VIC, is seeking a volunteer Company Secretary to support the board of directors and provide efficient governance and administration of the affairs and operations of the board, its committees and management committees. Administrative duties will be provided by the CEO’s executive assistant. The Board meet five times per year in Melbourne with occasional meetings in Sydney. All reasonable expenses incurred to attend meetings will be reimbursed. The successful candidate will have appropriate qualifications in Law and be fully experienced in Board governance matters. For further information or to apply please contact Jackie Lane, Company Secretary at  Jackie.lane@sane.org or (03) 9190 0622. Applications close Friday, 26 October 2018.

University of New England Foundation Limited, based in Armidale, New South Wales, is seeking a volunteer board member role to assist with supporting the vision and strategy of the University by responsibly investing and approving allocation of funds donated to the UNE Foundation. Your commitment will include attendance at approximately five board meetings in Armidale, Sydney and possible remote locations. For further information or to apply, please contact the Company Secretary, Mr Brendan Peet on (02) 6773 3729. Applications close 5pm AEDT, Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

YMCA Whittlesea based in VIC, is seeking new board members that can help them achieve the great work they do in the areas of; business, fundraising, finance, events, community services, or leadership skills. Applicants will be passionate about the local community and have the desire to help those less fortunate, understand local community needs and represent the community through a range of interests, memberships or other involvement. Applicants with legal or financial skills are highly desirable. For further information and to apply please contact email courtney.anderson@ymca.org.au. Applications close Sunday, 4 November 2018. 

Further information

NFP organisations requiring support and wishing to add a listing to this service should contact us at careerpost@governanceinstitute.com.au

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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