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Board Member - Lidcombe - # 9071

  • Location: Lidcombe NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Young People
  • Time Required

    6.30 - 8:30pm, 3rd Tuesday each month for Board meetings, other times as available. 4 - 10 hours per month.

  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Fundraising & Events
    • Governance, Boards, & Committees
    • Marketing, Media, & Communications
    • Translating & Interpreting
  • Training

    Training on governance, finance and other Board related matter, along with orientation on policy and procedures. Access to FaCS funded training in areas of the targeted early intervention.

For 30 years this Not for Profit has been supporting young people aged 12-24 living in and around the Cumberland LGA. Their vision statement, "a harmonious community where all young people belong and have the opportunity to fulfil their dreams," drives their work. They run a variety of programs and activities including a drop-in-centre, school holiday programs, music programs, psycho educational group work in schools, counselling and casework. They have recently commenced a youth led social enterprise, AYCafé. In 2018 they supported 1050 young people who were born in over 60 different countries, the Cumberland LGA being one of the most culturally diverse and disadvantaged communities in greater Sydney.

This organisation is presently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to fill casual vacancies on the Board of Directors. Key strategic directions being driven by the Board include the development and growth of a social enterprise, revenue growth and diversification, movement towards becoming a Registered Training Organisation, the development of enduring partnerships in the NGO and corporate sectors and upgrading policy and procedures. With these directions in mind they are seeking people with skills, high level knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Marketing / advertising
  • Policy Development / policy writing
  • Media / social media / journalism
  • Registered training compliance and regulatory activities
  • NSW Education curriculum and ATAR
  • Business Development / High end business ngotiations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Issues facing asylum seekers, refugees and newly arrived migrants

This is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people living in one of the most socially disadvantaged areas in Sydney by giving 4 - 10 hours of your time each month. To reflect our community demographics they strongly encourage people newly arrived in Australia and those of CALD background living or working in and around the Cumberland LGA to apply.


  • Meet new people
  • Use your skills and experience to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth
  • Training on governance, finance and other Board related matter
  • Opportunity to attend forums and conferences related to youth and community

Volunteering NSW’s Volunteer Referral Service assists individuals to find volunteer opportunities that match your interests, skills, location and time available to volunteer.

Be sure to provide a phone number on your Expression of Interest, so we can contact you without delay.

If this your first time volunteering, or your first time volunteering in Australia, you may wish to attend Volunteering NSW’s Bridge to Volunteering information seminar held every Friday and learn more about volunteering, how to choose the right volunteer job, the benefits of volunteering and your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer. Details on how to register for this seminar will be included on the email you receive when you Express Interest in this role.