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 Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia based in Sydney, NSW is seeking a volunteer Company Secretary to assist with Board and Audit & Risk Committee meetings, board minutes and regulatory compliance. Your commitment will include 6 board meetings and 4 Committee Meetings currently held virtually on Fridays 11am to 1pm. Good exposure to professional board and contribution to a charity. For further information or to apply please contact Nirmal Hansra via nshansra@gmail.com. Applications close: Friday, 10 June 2022

So Brave Ltd, based in Brisbane, QLD, is Australia’s only young women’s breast cancer charity. So Brave Ltd invites applications for the role Non-Executive Director to join its skills-based board. This role will also chair So Brave’s Finance, Audit and Risk Management (FARM) Committee. Specific experience in financial management of not-for-profits and fundraising will be favourably looked upon. For further information on the role, and to apply, please contact Anna Blackett at anna@levelupcollective.co. Applications close: Monday, 6 June 2022. 

Australian Opal Centre, Lightning Ridge, NSW, is a landmark cultural facility, preparing to construct an architecturally significant building. When completed, it will house exhibitions, education facilities, cinema, opal vault, research library, laboratory, gardens, shop and café.  AOC (currently transitioning from an Incorporated Association to a Company Limited by Guarantee) seeks a volunteer Company Secretary. Your commitment would include secretariat services, including attendance (in person or virtual) at monthly Board meetings (and occasional teleconferences), minute taking, board paper preparation, governance & compliance reporting, and record keeping. Attendance in Lightning Ridge would be an occasional expectation. For further information or to apply contact Lynn Ralph, lynn@lynnralph.com, 0417232958.  Applications close: Thursday, 30 June 2022.

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. 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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