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. Please note that these organisations are generally seeking volunteers; however, independent consultants or governance advisers may wish to discuss opportunities with the organisation to quote for the work required.


NFP organisations currently requiring assistance:​

Mito Foundation, based in Sydney, NSW, is seeking a volunteer Company Secretary to assist with ensuring the company complies with its statutory obligations under any relevant laws and regulations. Your commitment will include coordination of, and attendance at four quarterly board meetings and the annual general meeting every year, plus other compliance tasks from time to time. For further information or to apply please contact Sean Murray, CEO, Mito on (02) 8033 4113 or sean.murray@mito.org.au. Applications close ASAP.

The Farm In Galong Pty Limited based in Galong, NSW is seeking a Director to assist with the setting up of a board at stage one. The ideal candidate will have project management skills who can assist with development and implementation of an operational management plan. Your commitment will include 4 board meetings in Galong NSW on Fridays at 6pm (accommodation provided). For further information or to apply please contact Kate Cleary, katecleary04@gmail.com or 0404 112 428. Applications close Wednesday, 15 August 2018.

Australia India Business Council based in NSW is seeking a Company Secretary to assist with their ambitious transformational journey in the bilateral space. Your commitment will include managing the corporate governance of the organisation, enforcing policies and procedures and ensuring they comply with constitutional requirements on an open and transparent basis. To apply send your CV and cover letter explaining why you would be suitable to secretariat@aibc.org.au. Applications close 17, August 2018.

​So Brave - Australia's young women's breast cancer charity based in Brisbane QLD, is seeking a volunteer Company Secretary to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Company Secretary as required by the Corporations Act, the company's Constitution, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and any other relevant legislation or regulation. Your commitment will include preparation and compilation of Broad papers for monthly Board meetings, quarterly strategy/planning days, preparation and communication of minutes, lodgement of annual statements and writing briefing papers. For further information or to apply please contact Rachelle Panitz, Managing Director - team@sobrave.com.au, 0425377262. Applications close Monday, 20 August

CBM Australia based in Box Hill, VIC, is seeking a volunteer Non Executive Director, with preference for a governance professional with a good understanding of human resources. Your commitment will include 5 in person Board meetings per year and up to 8 Board Committee meetings, by teleconference if residing outside of Melbourne, per year. For further information or to apply please contact Company Secretary Trudy Skilbeck, tskilbeck@cbm.org.au. Applications close Monday, 3 September 2018.

Rare Voices Australia based in Melbourne, VIC, is seeking a volunteer Company Secretary to assist the Board, its committees and the organisation 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 Nicole Millis, nicole.millis@rarevoices.com.au , +61 459 021 204. Applications close 28 September 2018.

Bridges Health & Community Care based in Bundaberg, QLD, is seeking a volunteer Company Secretary to ensure the Board discharges its statutory and legal obligations. Your commitment will include 6 meetings a year, best practice corporate governance advice, preparation and dissemination of meeting papers and engagement with regulatory bodies. For an initial discussion please contact Sharon Sarah, SharonS@bas.org.auApplications close 1 October 2018.

Further information

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

Governance Institute members

Should you wish to offer your support please contact the NFP organisation using their contact details provided above. 

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.

Become a member

Your career.
Your knowledge.
Your network.

Join today