Great Connections Opportunities

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Spina Bifida Foundation of Victoria - Treasurer Board Position

28 February 2018

The Spina Bifida Foundation Victoria (SBFV) is a dynamic and professional not-for-profit organisation helping individuals and families living with spina bifida. Located in the Melbourne, SBFV provides advocacy, information, services and programs to help people with spina bifida to lead full, active and independent lives. The SBFV is also a strong advocate for folate fortification for the prevention of neural tube defects including spina bifida.

The SBFV does not receive government funding and relies grants, philanthropy and donations for support. The SBFV has DGR status and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC).

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to join the SBFV team as designated Treasurer and Board Member. The Treasurer will oversee all SBFV accounting and financial reporting functions, and ensure SBFV meets all statutory requirements.
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L2R Next Gen - Chair of Board position

28 February 2018

L2R Next Gen (L2R) is a grassroots not-for-profit organisation that provides opportunities for young people to participate in free weekly hip hop dance workshops in Melbourne’s West including young people from culturally and linguistically diverse, newly arrived and at-risk communities. Established in 2009, L2R has provided countless opportunities for newly arrived and disadvantaged young people to participate in free dance workshops held in Melbourne’s West. In January 2015 L2R was recognised by the Ministry of Arts Australia and was added to the Register of Cultural Organisations (RoCO) and endorsed with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. L2R’s purpose is to advance arts and culture, contributing to the nation’s vibrant cultural life.?

Mission
To promote social cohesion, well-being and community through the delivery of free dance workshops for disadvantaged and at risk young people living in Melbourne’s West.

Vision
There is one language we can all speak... DANCE!

L2R is seeking to fill the board position of Chair to lead us into the next stage of growth and development.
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Permanent Care and Adoptive Families - Board Treasure to support the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and the Executive Committee.

9 November 2017

Permanent Care and Adoptive Families provides education and support to deliver better outcomes for children and families in permanent care, adoption, and kinship care. We are seeking assistance for our organisation to be provided with a volunteer who is interested in serving on our board as Treasurer. The Treasurer is supported by our Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and the Executive Committee.
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Victorian Cytology Service - Two Board positions available

9 October 2017

VCS Ltd. is a large not for profit Health Promotion Charity focused on reducing the impact of cancer and sexually transmissible infections through screening and vaccination. We achieve this by providing high quality evidence based laboratory and registry services, education and support, and policy relevant research and evaluation.

Our Vision:
"To prevent cancer and infectious diseases through excellence in the provision of public health services supporting screening and vaccination"
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Penington Institute - Volunteers required to assist in identifying organisations in the corporate sector

18 August 2017

Penington Institute actively supports the adoption of approaches to drug use which promote safety and human dignity.
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.
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Carrington Health - Seeking an independent non-executive director to bring knowledge, experience and expertise in business entrepreneurship to the Board.

11 April 2017

Carrington Health has been proudly caring for the community for over 30 years. Recognised in Victoria as an industry leader in the delivery of innovative primary health care services, they have a demonstrated record of working with communities to strengthen the health and wellbeing of the local population.

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.
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Villa Alba - Seeking a Board Secretary with knowledge, appreciation and passion for preserving Australia's Heritage

28 March 2017

Villa Alba was built and decorated between 1882 and 1884 and has been placed on the Register of the National Estate for its exceptionally high quality 19th century decorated interior, including rare examples of scenic mural paintings.

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.
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The Good Life Farm - Seeking exceptional Board Members to help change the lives of vulnerable young people

14 September 2016

The Good Life Farm (Good Life Farm) founded in 2005, provides animal based healing and education programs for 'at risk' 11-17 year olds. These disadvantaged young people suffer from severe abuse and/or neglect. Many have critical behavioural and socialisation problems that have resulted in disengagement from the mainstream education system and from community participation. More than 80% have mental health concerns that can transmute into unacceptable social behaviours.

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.
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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

The Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC) promotes self-help approaches to recovery from severe alcohol and drug related issues.

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.
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Stroke Association of Victoria - 2 Board positions available if you have commercial business, accounting, fundraising, general management or legal experience

4 April 2016

We require two (2) - Board Members to assist the Stroke Association of Victoria Inc to meet the future Strategy Plan for the Association's planned growth
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.
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Restoring Hope Incorporated - Use your accounting skills as a Board Treasurer and help children live a safe, happy and fulfilling life

20 March 2016

Restoring Hope seeks to ensure that every child or young person who has suffered from sexual abuse has the chance to have their hope restored to live a safe, happy and fulfilling life.

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.
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