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:

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law), based in Sydney, NSW, is seeking a volunteer Governance Consultant to conduct an external Board Performance Review. Your commitment will require you to undertake a comprehensive Board performance review including a survey together with more in-depth interviews with the Directors. For further information or to apply please contact Robyn Ayres, rayres@artslaw.com.au or ring me on 0404 054 639. Applications close Friday, 11 December 2020.

CBM Australia, a registered charity based in Box Hill, Victoria is seeking 2 non-executive directors to join a highly capable Board. Expenses and agreed professional development are covered. Specific competencies sought in Human Resources (including Gender and Safeguarding) or in International Development. Being passionate about disability inclusion is expected. The ability to model, encourage and participate in a Christian environment is also sought. Commitments are board meetings (5 per annum in Melbourne) and remote Committee meeting (up to 8 per annum) attendance. Enquiries and application to Governance Institute Fellow Trudy Skilbeck, Company Secretary, tskilbeck@cbm.org.au; closing 14 December 2020.

All Together Now (ATN) based in Sydney, with a pan Australian presence is an independent, secular, non-partisan not-for-profit organisation that was established in 2010. ATN's vision is for a racially equitable Australia. ATN seeks a volunteer Company Secretary to help with its corporate governance and company secretarial obligations. Your commitment would be attending 4-6 Board meetings per year (held over video conference), taking minutes and action items, assisting with the Annual General Meeting and ad-hoc governance work. It is expected you will need to commit to 3 hours maximum per month. For more information contact Priscilla Brice, Managing Director, ATN at info@alltogethernow.org.au. Applications close 21 December 2020. 

Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Co-operative (VINC), is seeking a Co-operative Secretary. VINC propagates and supplies local native indigenous plants to local and other government agencies for bushland re-vegetation. VINC is a not-for-profit co-operative run by the Board of Management and has both paid staff and volunteers. Currently Over 600 individuals, organisation and businesses belong. Interested? Find out more. Applications close 15 December 2020. 

Parkinson's Queensland Incorporated based in Brisbane, is seeking a volunteer Treasurer to join its Management Committee. The role's primary responsibility is to lead the financial strategy of the organisation and ensure financial sustainability. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to an organisation focused on providing education, information and support to people impacted by Parkinson's across Queensland. Your financial expertise will help round off a diverse and committed Management Committee looking to drive growth and success of the organisation. Your committee meets once a month from 4.30pm top 6pm (in person or via Zoom). There is an additional 1-2 hours a fortnight of work behind the scenes working through financials and preparing the Treasurer's report. For more information please contact Miguel Diaz, CEO on 07 32091588 or via email miguel@parkingsonsqld.org.au  Applications close 17 December 2020. 

Listing a volunteer position

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 guidelines and more information, see our FAQs. 

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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