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:

Therapy Focus Ltd, based in Perth WA is seeking a volunteer Non-Executive Director who has a commercial mind and a social heart and is ready to assist a group of passionate professionals as our strategic plan sets a growth trajectory for the organisation over the next few years.  We are looking for a candidate who is values driven, including high levels of integrity and respect; has an understanding of the clinical and commercial aspects of the health and disability sector; has sound governance knowledge via previous Board / Committee experience; available to attend up to 12 Board & Committee meetings a year; has commercial acumen and is a clear communicator. We welcome applications from First People and people living with disability. Provide your resume to our Company Secretary, Simona Gilmore - simona.gilmore@therapyfocus.org.au and briefly explain why you would like to join our Board and how your skills, experience and attributes are relevant.  Applications close 13th October 2019.

Anglican Care is a well-established Aged Care Provider based in Newcastle, NSW. It provides a wide range of Aged Care Services to the Lower Hunter, Upper Hunter, Central Coast and Mid-Coast Regions of NSW. Anglican Care has a proven reputation of providing innovative Aged Care Services of premium quality. The Board of Anglican Care seeks to identify individuals interested in filling two current Board vacancies which have become available due to the retirement of two Directors. As a Director on our Board, you will provide governance and strategic direction and work with our leadership team to ensure high quality care and service delivery. Your commitment will include monthly attendance at Board meetings at our head office in Newcastle. The Board of Anglican Care values diversity, and the maintenance of a wide skill set within the Board. Individuals interested in obtaining further particulars and an information pack regarding this opportunity should contact Colin Osborne, Chief Executive Officer, Anglican Care on (02) 4958 0047 or via email at emmalewis@anglicancare.com.au . Applications close 31st October 2019.

Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre INC (CNLC) is a Neighbourhood House, Learn Local provider and Registered Training Organisation providing migrants, refugees and Carlton community members with classes, course, and community strengthening activities that connect community, create opportunities and challenge disadvantage and inequality. CNLC is a not-for-profit community based organisation, with a staff team of eft 9.0, operating from 4 sites in Carlton and Carlton North.

CNLC is seeking expressions of interest for two vacancies on the voluntary Committee of Governance with applicants requested to commit for a two – three year minimum period. The Committee of Governance meeting is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6pm. In addition, committee members are encouraged to join either the Operations Sub-Committee (usually a Tuesday night at 6pm) or the Strategic Sub-committee (usually a Thursday night at 6pm.)

Applicants with skills in the areas of Governance, Strategic planning, Business development, Adult Education, ICT, Marketing, Human Resources and Community Strengthening are encouraged to apply. To be eligible for nomination you must first join the association (no fee). Further information on the role is available from the Manager Mary Parfrey through email maryp@cnlc.org.au or via telephone 9347-2739. Applications close 31 December 2019.

BaptistCare NSW & ACT , based in Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, is seeking a volunteer Non-Executive Director | Clinical Governance. As Director, you will be part of a team actively promoting the values of the organisation and making a difference by:

  • delivering on our customer promise through clear strategic vision
  • empowering leadership teams through the review, approval and monitoring of business plans and the annual budget
  • maintaining a high standard of service through compliance with legal and regulatory requirements at Board and organisational levels
  • sustaining operations through effective risk management – identifying, monitoring and mitigating internal and external risks
  • transforming lives through effective governance of the organisation.

Your commitment will include attending board meetings approximately once a month during the evenings, located in our head office in Baulkham Hills. For further information or to apply, please contact Judith Carpenter (Board Chair) on 0418 293 510 or email companysecretary@baptistcare.org.au. Applications close 19 September 2019.

StreetSmart Australia, based in Melbourne, Victoria, is seeking a volunteer Company Secretary / Board member to assist with Corporate Governance processes including: organising the Board meeting calendar, the preparation and circulation of Board papers and provision of minutes, ACNC documentation management and assisting with documentation for state licencing bodies . Your commitment will include approximately 8 evening meetings per annum based in the Melbourne CBD or Cremorne. For further information or to apply please contact Adam Milgrom (Chair), admin@streetsmartaustralia.org, 0402 111 603 . Applications close 18 October 2019.

RSPCA Australia, based in Deakin, ACT, is seeking a volunteer Director who has a commitment to the purpose of the organisation and has relevant skills and experience. Your commitment will include four meetings per year held quarterly, usually in Melbourne though may be held in other capital cities, together with additional meetings, usually by teleconference, as required. For further information or to apply please contact director@rspca.org.au. Applications close 23 September 2019.

Gowrie Victoria, based in Melbourne, Victoria, is seeking two volunteer Board members.

Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit social enterprise providing education and care to children aged 0 – 5 years old, training for early learning staff, and specialist training and consultancy services to the early childhood sector. We have approximately 250 staff across our Docklands, Carlton North, Broadmeadows and Yarraville sites. We are poised to double our size and reach in the next 2 to 3 years. One new Board member should have expertise in the social services or welfare sectors with strong public sector experience. The other should possess strong financial and commercial acumen including CPA/CA membership or similar qualifications. High level corporate governance skills are also required. Experience of growth and cultural change at a senior executive or Board level, working with government, graduate AICD qualifications, and previous board experience would be an advantage.

We hold 10 regular Board meetings each year. There may also be additional sub-committee work required.

For further information or to apply please contact Chris Booton, ChrisB@gowrievictoria.org.au, 0417 4997334. Applications close 13 September 2019.

Community Options Australia, based in Artarmon NSW, is seeking three volunteer Board Members to assist with our next chapter. We are extending our Board from seven to nine Directors, as permitted in the Constitution.

Established in 1996, Community Options Australia (COA) is an independent, secular not-for-profit supporting best practice community care across Australia. With our vision of ‘a world where everyone can thrive’, we provide innovative solutions that connect and enable people to access community care choices by bringing together organisations and practitioners.

For further information or to apply please contact COA Governance Committee Chair Sarah Richardson FGIA GAICD srichardson@srconsulting.com.au or call COA Board Chair Ben Graham 0430 586 022.

L’Arche Perth Inc., based in Perth WA, is seeking volunteer Directors and Treasurer to assist with strategic planning, marketing & fundraising, stakeholder engagement and finance. L’Arche Perth is seeking leaders with vision and drive to complement and add skills to its existing Board membership.

With relationships at its heart, L’Arche Perth is part of an International Federation of Communities where people with and without an intellectual disability share life together. Your commitment will include attending and making significant contributions to monthly Board meetings in Perth and other key Community activities, providing expertise in the Board’s decision-making and ensuring that decisions reflect and enhance L’Arche Perth’s Strategic Plan, governance practices, financial position and legal obligations. Knowledge of the Disability sector and Commonwealth and State funding arrangements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme is highly desirable. For further information or to apply, please contact Chairperson - Vera Waldby, on 0407 383 085 or via chair@folperth.org

Aspergers Victoria Incorporated (DGR status) based in Melbourne Victoria, is seeking a volunteer Board Secretary. The Board Secretary plays a critical role in facilitating Board organisation, communication and diligence through overseeing the Association’s memberships, record keeping including meeting minutes and actions, organising our Board meetings including AGM, and ensuring association compliance with our organisation's Rules and legal requirements.

The Secretary also has an integral role in the Board team, driving vision and strategy to empower Aspergers and further build a sustainable and impactful not for profit. Their strategy is focused on building Asperger community connections, self-empowering supports, as well as improving employment outcomes and advocating for change. Your commitment will include eight Board meetings per annum in Melbourne’s CBD or South East, in evenings bimonthly as well as involvement in one of the Board committees, and completing tasks with the role. The role is for a min. of two (2) years.

Experience with Boards and suitable governance qualifications are required, with strong communication and organisation skills, contacts network and prefer lived experience of Aspergers (autism level!). For further information or to apply please contact our President Tamsin Jowett at president@aspergersvic.org.au. Applications close 30 August 2019.

New Haven Farm Home is seeking to appoint a director to ensure the organisation has the capacity to provide direction and govern the organisation as it grows to support more people living with a disability, through an innovative and person-centred approach. For further detail on New Haven Farm Home’s work and reference documents, visit www.newhavenfarm.org.au. Contact: Belinda Isaacs 02 4579 6131 or secretariat@newhavenfarm.org.au.

Kogarah Community Services Inc., based in Sydney, NSW, is seeking a volunteer Board member to assist with governance responsibilities of a community based NFP charity. Your commitment will include monthly board meetings, for approximately 2 hrs per month plus other ad hoc work as required. Meetings held via teleconference bi monthly and at our office 49 English St Kogarah. For further information or to apply please contact Shelley Ross, shelley.ross@kcs.org.au or 0407543765. Applications close 31/8/19

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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