Great Connections Opportunities
"The LV project group were empathetic, enthusiastic and passionate. They were so dedicated, they really got the ASRC. The level and the quality of the work was great,"
Jana Favero - Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (ASRC).
21 August 2017
PFC are seeking committee of management and board members to assist with the direction and management of the organisation.
PFC is located at Balnarring on the Mornington Peninsula and applicants who live in the region will be preferred.
Willing people with a wide range of skills are required to assist at board and committee of management level. Board training and previous board experience is not essential.
Penington Institute - Volunteers required to assist in identifying organisations in the corporate sector
18 August 2017
Penington Institute, a not for profit organisation, grew from the rich and vibrant work of Anex and its close to 20 years experience working with people directly affected by problematic substance use.
Our aim is to help communities have more effective, cost-efficient and compassionate ways to prevent and respond to drug use problems.
We are looking for a Great Connections Volunteer to assist us develop a Corporate Sector Engagement Strategy and to advise on its implementation.
Penington Institute works with many organisations in the not for profit sector. We now require assistance to identify the organisations in the corporate sector that may be interested in working with us.
These organisations may be motivated to align with us because they offer products and services which are part of the solutions we support such as crime prevention and health treatments service the same demographic group such as training institutions or have CSR objectives which could be satisfied by supporting our work.
The Great Connections Volunteer will work with us assist us to identify these organisations in the corporate sector and then help us develop a strategy to work more closely with them. We work with issues which are highly stigmatized and in developing the strategy the Great Connections Volunteer will need to assist us address the potential resistance we may experience from because of this stigma.
3 August 2017
The ASPPP, in collaboration with the National Tertiary Education Union, Redcross and Vicsuper, has been brokering scholarships and Supported Job Placements with the tertiary education and business sectors. The ASPPP development and management is partially funded by the State Government’s Office of Multiculturalism and Citizenship.
In 2017, ASPPP helped to place 11 students into tertiary courses, including five into Bachelor level degrees on full fee scholarships. These five students have passed all of their subjects, many with Distinctions and High Distinctions.
We also have six ASPPP graduates in Supported Job Placements of 1-2 years, and are working with their employers to collaboratively provide opportunities for learning and contributing to business and government.
Unfortunately, current government policy is such that once our asylum-seeker university students gain recognition as refugees, and transfer onto a protection visa, they are denied access to all government living support, which threatens the success of their scholarships into university. St Joseph's has established a Living Support Fund, to raise significant amounts of money to replace Centrelink for these refugee university students. We need a small effective fund-raising team to organise and deliver a high-impact major event, and an effective fund-raising campaign using social media, utilising the resources we have access to, which include young asylum-seeker public speakers, video and photographic media, musicians and if necessary, middle-eastern cooks.
Ermha Limited - Use your fundraising, event management and planning skills to help this organisation transform a number of high level fundraising strategies and ideas into a concrete plan for implementation
24 May 2017
Ermha is seeking a volunteer to help transform a number of high level fundraising strategies and ideas into a concrete plan for implementation, and work with our staff on defining an achievable set of priorities to pursue.
Carrington Health - Seeking an independent non-executive director to bring knowledge, experience and expertise in business entrepreneurship to the Board.
11 April 2017
Providing individual and group health and wellbeing services to over 10,000 children, individuals, older people and families every year, Carrington Health exists to support those at risk, vulnerable and with complex health issues in the local community.
Carrington Health’s values are Integrity, Innovation, Equity and Collaboration. These are reflected in our Code of Conduct for staff, board and volunteers.
Villa Alba - Seeking a Board Secretary with knowledge, appreciation and passion for preserving Australia's Heritage
28 March 2017
Villa Alba was a private home until bought by The Royal Women's Hospital in 1950. Much of the decoration was overpainted at that time. In 1984 Villa Alba was 'saved for the people' by a group chaired by (Sir) Rupert Hamer. Conservation work has been undertaken, whenever possible, to reveal the beautiful painted and stencilled decoration.The heritage garden has been re-created and was dedicated as 'The R J Hamer Heritage Garden' by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.
The property is open to the public on the first Sunday of every month.
Conservation work is ongoing and the long term aim is for Villa Alba to be established as a teaching museum of interior decoration.
23 February 2017
Biala Peninsula has extended its services to be a registered provider of HCWA, Better Start & Medicare Programs. These Federally funded programs can be accessed by children who met the criteria and have additional individual funding provided.
Biala Peninsula now operates 6 days per week opening Saturdays all day.
Casa Cultura - Use your strategic and analytical skills to join the Board of this organisation looking to promote social change and inclusiveness through the use of the arts and culture of Latin America
13 December 2016
With a focus on the cultural voice of Latin America, Casa Cultura develops capacity-building programs to raise the profile of its artistic practitioners to the point where a tangible social impact can start to be felt and reaches out to find opportunities for participation and collaboration in the wider cultural context of Australia. More information at facebook.com/casaculturainc.
Initially, Casa Cultura will focus on establishing itself as an organisation to operate an arts collective and raise the profile of its artistic practice. To achieve this initial objective, Casa Cultura needs to develop and implement strategic and operational plans and to enhance the business and management skills of its current Board members to maintain oversight of this first developmental phase.
This project is for a period of 12 months. LV will nominate 2-3 people with a substantial background in management of small or medium enterprises (SMEs) to join the Board of Casa Cultura. These nominated members will work with the existing Board members to develop effective strategic plans for the next 1-2 year and to monitor progress towards achievement of initial operational objectives. The LV nominated members of the Board will provide advice on appropriate business practices and procedures and will serve as Board members initially for no more than one year. The expected outcomes from this project would strengthen the skills of the existing Board members or identify a clear participation from these members in a different area e.g operational within Casa Cultura.
The Good Life Farm - Seeking exceptional Board Members to help change the lives of vulnerable young people
14 September 2016
The Good Life Farm is often the last resort to provide these young people with a positive learning experience. The Good Life Farm aims to create a safe and consistent environment with positive role models and access to support services, building a young person's sense of self and learning new ways of trusting and relating to others and in doing so enable them to participate in mainstream education and social networks.
Self Help Addiction Resource Centre - Mentor the Corporate Partnership staff member as she grows and develops her role in securing funding for the organisation
10 August 2016
SHARC provides opportunities for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction and related problems to recover and achieve meaningful, satisfying and contributing lives.
We envision a world where all people affected by the impact of addiction can proudly and openly seek help, help each other and demonstrate the living proof that recovery is possible.
Our team consists of people with the combination of lived experience and professional qualifications and expertise.
We are seeking a Mentor to provide advice and guidance on developing Corporate Partnerships as another source of funding for SHARC.
TreeProject - seeking three board members with skills in communications, business development and events and activities
9 August 2016
Founded in 1989 TreeProject is managed by a small Committee of volunteers of various backgrounds who are seeking additional members with specific skills and talents to compliment and add to the existing team.
TreeProject currently has one permanent part time staff member with the title Project Manager who has oversight of volunteers for administration and project activities; we have two casual contract staff one for bookkeeping data entry and one for Nursery duties.
The current committee has five members. Full committee membership is nine.
Project request is seeking three additional committee members with specific skills and talents to provide leadership in,
- Business Development
- Events and Activities
Stroke Association of Victoria - 2 Board positions available if you have commercial business, accounting, fundraising, general management or legal experience
4 April 2016
New Board Director The organisation's Mission is to provide every stroke survivor and carer access to the information and peer support services they need to re-engage with their community.
We provide Stroke Peer Support groups across Victoria. We are establishing Regional Stroke Support Centres for Post Stroke survivors to have access to on-going low cost Therapies and Group therapies, companionship, general information and support for the Stroke Survivor and their spouses/partners/families. Encourage them to aim to re-engage with the community, gain confidence and dignity. Recovery goes on for ever, in many different forms.
Restoring Hope Incorporated - Use your accounting skills as a Board Treasurer and help children live a safe, happy and fulfilling life
20 March 2016
We will provide support, goods and services to victims/survivors of childhood sexual abuse through education, awareness and fundraising events.
As a new organisation, we are seeking a Treasurer who can fulfill the responsibilities of this role.
We have PBI approval, as well as DGR status, though we have limited formal systems or structures in place. The incoming treasurer will have the flexibility to set these systems up in a way that works best for them and the organisation.