Volunteer

Many ACFID Members welcome volunteers to undertake fundraising, education and advocacy work in Australia. A number of members also rely on the generosity of Australian volunteers to assist in their implementation of programs overseas.

Below is a list of some of the larger overseas volunteer programs administered by ACFID Members. Contact ACFID Members directly to find out what specific skills they are looking for in volunteers.

If you are considering volunteering overseas, visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller site and read the SmartVolunteering advice on being an informed, child-safe and prepared volunteer

ACFID Member agencies specialising in recruiting volunteers

Australian Business Volunteers

Australian Doctors International

Australian Volunteers International

Engineers Without Borders

Habitat for Humanity Australia

International Nepal Fellowship

Oxfam Australia

RedR Australia

RESULTS International (Australia) Inc

VOICE - Volunteers for Community Engagement

Other volunteering opportunities

The Australian Government also runs its own official volunteer program: 
Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID)

The UNV Online Volunteering service is a free service that puts volunteers into contact with organizations worldwide to work together for peace and development – over the Internet. Online volunteers can support your activities in many ways. They can research information, design websites, translate publications, provide expert advice, and much more. For an impression of the diversity of volunteer opportunities organizations can publish, you may wish to visit the Opportunity Database

 


Oaktree - Board Member - Chairperson

Oaktree is one of Australia’s largest youth-run organisations. We seek guidance and are governed by our incredible Board of Directors, who have a range of experience and skills. Their work directly shapes how Oaktree grows and evolves, from setting strategy to collaborating with our CEO. We are seeking an individual to join our Board of Directors as a Chairperson. As a member of our board, you’ll play a key role in the governance of the organisation, ensuring strategy fulfills Oaktree’s mission and values. You’ll be joining a great team of current Board members, and have the opportunity to work alongside and  earn from experts in their fields.

If you are passionate about youth and international development, motivated and have the right experience you could be the perfect fit for this organisation.

Are you someone who:

  • Has a passion for human rights.
  • Values long term solutions to ending global poverty, and is committed to facilitating youth-organised change.
  • Works to maximise impact, seeking to innovate and learn from wins and failures.
  • Prioritises diversity and inclusivity within organisations.
  • Strives to always work with humility and integrity.

As the Chair of Oaktree’s board, you will be responsible for: :

  • Facilitating the effective functioning of the board including managing the conduct, frequency and length of board meetings.
  • In consultation with CEO setting the agenda for the matters to be considered by the board.
  • Seeking to ensure that the board as a whole has the opportunity to maintain adequate understanding of the organisation’s financial position, strategic performance, operations and affairs generally and the opportunities and challenges facing the organisation.
  • Facilitating open and constructive communications amongst board members and encouraging their contribution to board deliberations.
  • Overseeing and facilitating board, committee and board evaluation, succession planning and recruitment.
  • Liaising and interfacing with the CEO as the primary contact between the board and management; and
  • Supporting CEO appointment, performance management and succession.

As a youth-run organisation, one-third of our Board is required to be under the age of 27, and we encourage individuals under 27 to apply.

Commitment: Two years.

On average, about three hours a week. The Board meets 6-7 times a year and sub-committees meet ~6 times a year in our offices in Melbourne.

If this sounds like you, then head on over to apply, before 5PM (17:00) Friday 15th March 2019 . And for questions, please contact [email protected]

APPLY HERE: https://oaktreeorg.typeform.com/to/bQjDh1


Oaktree - Board Member - Chair of Risk and Compliance Sub Committee

Oaktree is one of Australia’s largest youth-run organisations. We seek guidance and are governed by our incredible Board of Directors, who have a range of experience and skills. Their work directly shapes how Oaktree grows and evolves, from setting strategy to collaborating with our CEO.

We are seeking an individual to join our Board of Directors and chair our Risk and Compliance Subcommittee.

As a member of our board, you’ll play a key role in the governance of the organisation, ensuring strategy fulfills Oaktree’s mission and values. You’ll be joining a great team of current Board members (get to know them here) and have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from experts in their fields.

If you are passionate about youth and international development, motivated and have the right experience you could be the perfect fit for this organisation.

Are you someone who:

  • Has a passion for human rights.
  • Values long term solutions to ending global poverty, and is committed to facilitating youth-organised change.
  • Works to maximise impact, seeking to innovate and learn from wins and failures.
  • Prioritises diversity and inclusivity within organisations.
  • Strives to always work with humility and integrity.

As the Chair of the Risk and Compliance Subcommittee, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the CFO in managing organisations risks
  • Ensuring we comply with sector and government regulations.

We are looking for someone who might have experience in one or all of the following:

  • Australian Law.
  • Risk assessment and management..

As a youth-run organisation, one-third of our Board is required to be under the age of 27, and we encourage individuals under 27 to apply.

Commitment: Two years.

On average, about three hours a week. The Board meets 6-7 times a year and sub-committees meet 6-7 times a year in our offices in Melbourne.

If this sounds like you, then head on over to apply, before 5PM (17:00) Friday 15th March 2019. And for questions, please contact [email protected].

APPLY HERE: https://oaktreeorg.typeform.com/to/qHcRq5