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Current voluntary 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:

Te-Kworo Foundation Australia is seeking to appoint an experienced Company Secretary to support the Chair and Board of Directors in the organisation’s work with disadvantaged girls in Uganda. The voluntary role will require attendance at 8 meetings in 12 months, either in person or remotely, and working closely with the Chair and General Manager. This role will suit a passionate person, with a desire to be part of life-changing work in East Africa. We are growing quickly, and your role will be vital in helping us be as effective as we can in providing opportunities for disadvantaged girls. We’re a committed, hands-on board, who visit the programs regularly and can see the impact of our efforts on the team and beneficiaries on the ground. This is a highly rewarding experience. For further information please contact Applications close 8 March 2024.

Tenants Victoria is the peak body for renters in Victoria and serves as Victoria’s leading specialist tenancy community legal centre. Based in the Melbourne CBD, we are a respected and influential advocate for social change, working to improve conditions for people who rent their homes and experience hardship and or disadvantage. We are seeking a replacement for Company Secretary. This is a voluntary role, supporting the (volunteer) skilled Board in its compliance with governance obligations. The commitment is 5 – 8 hours per month with the Board meeting monthly (not January) in person or remotely. If you would like to contribute your skills and experience to our work towards safe secure and affordable housing, and for position description, further information or to apply with your cover letter and resume, please contact the Board Chair, Judith Dickson at Applications close 15 March 2024.

Peel Health Care, a NFP General Practice based in Tamworth, NSW, is seeking two new voluntary Board Directors who share our passion for effecting strategy and giving back to our community. The Board meets every 2 months, with meetings held between 6-8pm. Board papers are made available prior to the meeting via a secure online portal, OnBoard. For further information about this opportunity please visit, or contact our CEO Melissa Hayes at or by calling 02 6766 8288. Applications close 12 March 2024.

Research Australia based in Sydney, NSW, is seeking a volunteer Company Secretary to assist with primarily advising on governance and constitutional matters as well the record keeper. Your commitment will include four Board meetings per year, with one of those meetings taking place in Canberra or Melbourne (should the situation allow). For further information or to apply please contact the Chief Executive Officer, Nadia Levin via email or telephone on 02 9295 8546. Applications close 1 March 2024.

Greenpeace Australia Pacific (GPAP) based in Sydney, NSW, is seeking a Non-Executive Director (volunteer). The GPAP Board is above all else the guarantor of the integrity of the organisation. GPAP Board Directors are appointed for a 3-year term. All applicants must have sufficient time to effectively commit to GPAP Board work (as a guide approximately 15 to 20 hours per month). For in-person board meetings, where travel is required, all expenses are paid by GPAP. For further information, please see our Recruitment Advertisement or contact our Company Secretary at Applications close 29 February 2024.

British Pensions in Australia Inc. is a registered charity that cares for British pensioners living in Australia. We are incorporated in NSW and based in Sydney but have members throughout Australia. We are seeking someone to volunteer as Company Secretary. This unpaid role is primarily to advise the committee on its governance obligations in an Incorporated Association. The committee meets at 8 pm AEDT on the first or second Wednesday of each month by Zoom. Meetings usually last less than 90 minutes. Currently, a committee member prepares minutes. For further information please contact Patrick Edwards at or by telephone at 1300 308 353. Applications close 29 February 2024.

NFP organisations requiring support and wishing to add a listing to this service should contact us at 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.