Friends for Good Board MembersFriends for Good Inc.
About the role Board Directors
Friends for Good (FFG) is a national not-for-profit and the only charity in Australia working solely on the issue of loneliness and social isolation.
FFG is looking for passionate individuals who are willing to help Friends for Good to make a real difference.
Our vision: People free from loneliness.
Mission and work: FFG sees loneliness as a critical health issue in the Australian community; one of national importance. Our mission is to raise awareness of loneliness as a significant public health issue in the community. After identifying gaps, we offer services including a national phone line and chat service FriendLine, for anyone who needs to reconnect or just wants a chat.
FFG undertakes research to understand the prevalence and experience of loneliness in Australia. Our highly successful annual conferences and symposiums bring together key stakeholders from the not-for-profit and private sectors, academics, government, policy makers and practitioners to explore ways to work together to alleviate loneliness.
About the role
FFG is looking for dedicated and engaged Board Directors who can positively impact the organisation’s important work. Skills and experience in fundraising/philanthropy, building partnerships with business, marketing and engagement with the media are preferable. Directors are asked to manage a portfolio which aligns to their skills and interests and in conjunction with volunteers and the CEO work to implement strategies and projects.
The most important criteria is commitment to FFG’s mission and a willingness to contribute as part of a committed team.
The Board of Management meets on a bimonthly basis in Carlton or on-line. In the intervening months Board Members contribute to the organisation by working on their portfolio projects or tasks. We ask for a commitment of 2 hours per week.
All Board members are required to complete a Police records check.
How to apply
To apply for this role please email firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest. Please include a copy of your CV.