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Current voluntary governance positions
Community Early Learning Australia is seeking a Treasurer (Volunteer role). Essential competencies include the ability to think and influence strategy, financial literacy, risk management, an understanding of best practice corporate governance and a capacity to work collaboratively with other Board members and the CEO. The successful applicant would need to commit the necessary time to satisfactorily meet their responsibilities (up to 3 hrs per week). Travel and expenses will be paid by CELA. Contact: Further information: Link or contact Olivia Brown, Governance Manager at olivia.brown@cela.org.auApplications close 10 May 2024.
Torbay Lifestyles and Care Limited (Torbay) is a community based, not for profit organisation, providing aged care services to the Hervey Bay community for over forty years. Torbay is looking for two voluntary Directors for our Board of Management, who will support strategic leadership, manage risk, and provide organisational oversight and governance. Your commitment will require attendance at 11 Board meetings per year, and to serve on at least one Board Committee for a three-year term, with the possibility of extension. We particularly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. For further information or to apply contact Carrie Chappell, CEO, carrie.chappell@torbay.org.au. Applications close Friday 3 May 2024.
Kooralbyn International School , based in Kooralbyn, Queensland is seeking a volunteer Member to join its Management Committee and help the organisation meet its strategic objectives. We are seeking applications from experienced professionals with expert skills in strategy, risk, and governance and the education sector.  Your commitment will include attending 6 meetings held by Teams in the evening.  Please tell us why you would like to join us and a detailed resume. Contact Michael.Thomason@rightsource.com.auApplications close Tuesday, 7 May 2024.
SHINE SA is a not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee, registered under the Corporations Act 2001. SHINE SA is now recruiting to the position of Chair of the Board and welcomes enquiries and applications from experienced Board Chairs who share SHINE SA’s vision of sexual health and relationship wellbeing for all. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong corporate governance skills, an understanding of SHINE SA’s and the broader not-for-profit and health service contexts and a desire to advance SHINE SA’s strategic objectives. View Application form or position description. Board Chair Applications (including a completed application form and current CV) can be submitted via email to board-positions@shinesa.org.au. For a confidential discussion, or for any queries, please email Holley Skene, Chief Executive Officer, Holley.Skene@shinesa.org.au. Applications close Monday, 29 April 2024.
EREA NSW Colleges Ltd governs seven schools in NSW and as a newly incorporated entity, it is forming its Board Committees. They are seeking volunteer Board Committee Members who can commit to four virtual meetings per annum held after 3pm or 5pm for two hours for the Finance and Infrastructure, Audit and Risk, Learning, and Safeguarding Committees. Experience in schools or Catholic sector is not a requirement. Please submit your expression of interests to Company Secretary, Andrea Vergara – EREANSW@erea.edu.auApplications close 26 April 2024.
Lifeline Tasmania Inc. is seeking four (4) non-executive directors to replace directors who will be retiring from the Board. The Board invites applications from candidates who possess expertise in two or more of the following areas: aged care, cyber security, not-for-profit retail, philanthropy or government, volunteer engagement, clinical governance, project management and product/service development. Previous experience on Boards and strong networks across the not-for-profit sector are highly favourable. Applications must address the selection criteria outlined in the recruitment pack which is available by email from clare.rudkin@lifelinetasmania.org.au. Applications close 29 April 2024.
Mundaring Arts Centre Inc. based in Perth, WA, is seeking a committed and passionate volunteer Chair/Deputy Chair to advise, govern, and oversee the strategic direction of MAC Inc. The Chair/Deputy Chair will assist with the leadership and general promotion of the vision and values of the organisation in accordance with its Strategic Plan. Your commitment will include 6 Board meetings per annum held on the third Wednesday of every second month 6.30-8.30pm at the Midland Junction Arts Centre. For further information or to apply please contact the Chair of the MAC Inc Governance and Nominations Committee, Shauna Willett at board@mundaringartscentre.com.au. Applications close 29 April 2024.
British Pensions in Australia Inc. (BPiA) is a registered charity based in Sydney NSW. BPiA is seeking a Company Secretary to advise the committee on governance. The committee meets monthly on the first or second Wednesday of each month at 8 pm AEST. The committee meets by Zoom. For further information or to apply please contact Patrick Edwards membership@bpia.org.au or 1300 308 353. Applications close 5 May 2024.
IDV Inc. based in the Northern region of Melbourne, is seeking a voluntary Board member to add finance, property development/asset renewal, ICT to its diverse skill base, preferably with sector knowledge. Supporting individuals with a disability, IDV has a 70-year history of providing services and support for people with intellectual disabilities in three key areas of their lives – home and living, work, and community and lifelong learning. The Board meets monthly, while Board Committees meet 4 times a year; 50% remote. Expression of interest is invited to Board Chair, Sally Bennett – sallybennett0903@gmail.com. Applications close 2 May 2024.
Community Connections Australia (CCA) is a well-established not-for-profit organisation providing individualised, flexible in-home and community-based support to people living with disabilities. They are seeking three (3) Non-executive Directors to join CCA’s Board. Responsibilities — guiding the organisation, managing risk, providing financial oversight, and overseeing management. The Board meets ten times a year (Parramatta or remotely). Directors may also serve on Committees. Commitment — to CCA’s vision, purpose, and values. Attributes — good understanding of the non-profit sector; extensive experience with financial management (senior level) and/or business management with strategic finance experience. They welcome diverse backgrounds/experiences. Contact Melissa Way — CEO (Mobile:  0428 666 096 Email:  mway@ccoz.org.au). Applications close 20th April 2024.
International Detention Coalition (IDC) is a small NFP with a big reach. IDC’s vision is a world where immigration detention no longer exists and people who migrate live with rights and dignity. We are seeking a volunteer company secretary to support our Board and Executive Director with our governance processes. This will include attending board meetings, taking minutes and tracking governance requirements.  The board meets 4 times a year remotely. Attention to detail, great organisational skills and a professional manner would contribute to success in this role as will a passion for the rights of refugees. For more information or to apply please contact Anne Harrison (Treasurer and Committee Member) — aharrison@idcoalition.org.  Applications close 19th April 2024.
The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) is seeking a volunteer Company Secretary to manage IPEd’s statutory duties and responsibilities. IPEd, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, representing professional editors based in Australia and New Zealand. The role requires attendance and preparation of board papers for approximately 10 Board meetings per year (via Zoom), taking part in regular meetings for financial reporting and general compliance issues, as well as preparation and attendance at the AGM. We are seeking candidates with experience and qualifications in corporate governance, and related areas. For a complete job description please contact secretary@iped-editors.org. Applications close 27 April 2024.

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 requiring support and wishing to add a listing to this service should contact us at careerpost@governanceinstitute.com.au. You do not need to be a Governance Institute member to list a voluntary role. View suggested template. 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.