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).
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.
South East Community Links - Seeking assistance in conducting a Board evaluation in order to develop an improvement plan
4 April 2017
With the new Board being in place for one and a half years, we are looking at conducting a Board Evaluation as part of both our commitment to quality improvement and to assist with succession planning.
Project Summary: To develop and conduct a survey with Board members to identify the strengths of the Board, areas for improvement and skills gaps. The results would then be fed back to the Board and a facilitated discussions held with them to address any issues raised and to develop an improvement plan which could include Board training and development and succession planning.
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.
Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre - Seeking 2 Board members with experience in these areas: Strategic Planning, Governance, Marketing and Community Development
9 March 2017
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.
Penington Institute – help develop a Volunteer Strategy for this organisation and review existing activities, policies and procedures to align to the Strategy
14 February 2017
The institute is inspired by and named in honour of Professor Emeritus David Penington AC, one of Australia’s leading public intellectuals and health experts, who has long been a courageous advocate for rational solutions to drug problems and the prevention of HIV/AIDS.
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 GreatConnections Volunteer to assist us develop a Volunteer Strategy and assist us to review our existing activities, policies and procedures to align to the Strategy.
A major focus for the Strategy will be the resourcing of International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) which we run each year on 31st August. The project however, would also help us to identify other opportunities to use volunteers in the organisation.
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.
Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria - Apply your financial management skills to support the Board Treasurer
3 October 2016
We are seeking an Honorary Assistant Treasurer with a background in financial management to assist the Treasurer/Secretary in maintaining accurate and accountable financial records.
Solve Disability Solutions - Seeking a Board Treasurer to help serve the needs of people with disability
27 September 2016
We are seeking expressions of interest from people with an accounting/finance background who would like to join our board of governance. Our treasurer has announced his intention not to renominate at the November 2016 AGM after 7 years of service to our organisation.
Solve Disability Solutions' vision is for a world where there are No Limits to Participation. Our mission is to design, make or modify equipment for people with a disability whose needs cannot be met commercially.
We are a volunteer-based organisation dedicated to people with disabilities. We achieve our mission through the:
- Design and construction of equipment otherwise commercially unavailable,
- Modification of commercially available equipment to suit clients' special needs, and
- Provision of specialised technical advice to clients and their carers.
Solve Disability Solutions' core competency in meeting the specialist life-style equipment needs for people with disability is its capacity to manage the application of technical and engineering design and production skills, from a broad base of suitably qualified volunteers, in concert with occupational therapist and other health professional advice. Solve Disability Solutions has a large metropolitan branch and 10 regional branches, which provide such solutions to clients throughout Victoria.
Solve Disability Solutions is seeking a board treasurer with an accounting / finance background. The board meets 9-10 times a year and there are 10 finance subcommittee meetings per year.
Melbourne East Disability Advocacy - Use your marketing expertise to raise awareness of this organisation
27 September 2016
The project is to act as an Advisor / Mentor to MEDA, in order to create a working platform to establish a comprehensive result focused Marketing & Fundraising frame work for the organisation.
MEDA likes to enhance community awareness and increase its volunteer and client base.
To support and advise MEDA in developing and implementing a marketing/fundraising plan.
To provide support and advise on the development of a realistic marketing plan
To provide advice on how to increase amount and diversification of revenue options to MEDA
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.
Melbourne East Disability Advocacy (MEDA) - Mentor the Program Manager of this organisation which helps the intellectually disabled
22 August 2016
Advocacy assists and empowers people with an intellectual disability to have more control over decision making and ensures the rights of people with a disability are protected, promoted and upheld. MEDA is governed by a community based Committee of Management that is elected annually. MEDA is staffed by a part time Program Manager, Disability Advocate and Administration Assistant.
MEDA Program Manager Mentor / Coach Project. The purpose is to match an experienced and savvy Manager / Executive Officer as a mentor to MEDA's Program Manager to provide an independent platform for reflective practice, leadership and management guidance, critique and development.
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.
Melbourne East Disability Advocacy - Mentor the MEDA Program Manager to help support people with an intellectual disability
11 November 2015
Advocacy assists and empowers people with an intellectual disability to have more control over decision making and ensures the rights of people with a disability are protected, promoted and upheld.
MEDA is seeking a mentor for the Program Manager, to provide an independent platform for reflective practice, leadership and management guidance, critique and development.