Current 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:

Health Justice Australia a national charity based in Sydney NSW, is seeking to grow our volunteer non-executive directors. Your commitment will include six 2 hour Board meetings (usually online), the Annual General Meeting, and an ad-hoc in-person planning session per annum. For further information or to apply please download the Board recruitment pack. Applications close 31 January 2024.

Life Saving Victoria (LSV) based in Port Melbourne, Victoria, is seeking two (2) volunteer Independent Directors to join the LSV Board to provide independent advice, perspective, and oversight to the Board regarding the determination, implementation, and monitoring of LSV’s strategy, direction, and governance. Your commitment will include participation in the Annual General Meeting, up to 10 Board meetings, up to 2 Board strategy day per annum which will be a combination of online and in person. For further information or to apply please via link or contact Applications close 14 January 2023.

Life Saving Victoria (LSV) based in Port Melbourne, Victoria, is seeking three (3) volunteer Committee member to join the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee to provide independent, non-executive oversight and advice to the Board to ensure the integrity, management and good governance of LSV’s finances, enterprise risks and other statutory and assurance requirements. Your commitment will include participation in FRAC meetings (up to 9 per year, currently held Tuesday mornings at 7.00 am, online). For further information or to apply please via link or contact close 14 January 2023.

St John’s Anglican College is seeking volunteer Council members to be a part of the College's governing body. Individuals who can add to the Council’s existing skillset, particularly with experience in legal, project management, construction or facilities experience, are encouraged to apply. There are usually eight scheduled Council meetings per year, including a strategic planning day. Council members are expected to attend some additional signature events throughout the school year. Suitable applicants will need to be of Christian faith, able to complete a Working with Children check and complete declarations relating to conflicts of interest. Applications should be addressed to Dr Carla Tromans, Chair of the St John's Anglican College and emailed to Applications close 8 January 2024.

Meals on Wheels (SA) Inc (MoWSA) based in Adelaide, SA is seeking a volunteer Board member with digital awareness and/or consumer voice/marketing expertise. The minimum time commitment is approximately 60 hours per annum. Previous board experience and formal training in directorship/governance is essential. An innovative organisation with a proud history, MoWSA has delivered over 55 million meals to South Australians. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate values consistent with MoWSA’s values – caring, respectful, integrity, collaborative and positive. For a position description please email Louise Hicks, Board Secretary —  Applications close 15 January 2024.

Surf Life Saving Queensland is searching for an Independent Board Director to help guide and support the organisation achieve its strategic goals. The role of Director is to provide strong, consistent and ethical governance for Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ), ensuring effective leadership, strategy development, financial surety and responsive operational execution of the organisation. This is a volunteer position with a focus on positioning SLSQ to achieve agreed strategic imperatives. Candidates need not have had experience in, nor exposure to, Surf Lifesaving but must be prepared to gain an understanding of the role and the business activities of SLSQ and its affiliates. For further information, please contact David Nothard at More information on the position can be found hereApplications close 18 December 2023.

Girl Guides NSW ACT & NT has been operating for over 110 years with a mission to empower girls and young women. Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT is looking to appoint three non-elected, independent Board members. Board members are expected to participate in Board meetings every 2 months, Board strategy days held annually in February and August, Committee meetings for the Committee appointed to, and the AGM.  Meetings are in the mornings or evenings outside of standard business hours. Membership of Governance Institute of Australia would be viewed favourably. Please submit your application and CV to Aine Leonard, Chair of the Governance, Nominations and Remuneration Committee at information on the position can be found here. Applications close 22 December 2023.

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) has evolved into a nationally recognised peak organisation, leading in the field of LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing. It is based in Sydney NSW. LHA is seeking a volunteer director for its governance Board to fill the position of Treasurer. The duties are to be a director of LHA (4 Zoom meetings, 2 face-to-face), Chair the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee (10 Zoom meetings) and advise on financial and risk management issues. Please contact Peter Hanson at or phone 0407 101 556 for a job description and to express interest. Applications close 15 December 2023.

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

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