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Queensland Country Credit Union

Corporate

Organisation Goals and Values

We are proud supporters of our members and our communities. We support local not-for-profit organisations to raise funds for their organisations through local sponsorships and community schemes such as our Good for Good sponsorship program. We also encourage our staff to get involved in the community through volunteering. We have a reputation for being genuine, putting people first and bringing our best. We have been supporting people and helping communities achieve their goals and enrich their lives for nearly 50 years.

Opportunity Types

  • Individual Volunteers
  • Volunteer Teams

Opportunity Description

As an organisation servicing members throughout Queensland, we have staff located in the following locations: Aitkenvale, Atherton, Ayr, Beaudesert, Booval, Bowen, Brassall, Brisbane city, Cairns city, Caneland Central, Charters Towers, Collinsville, Deeragun, Earlville, Home Hill, Innisfail, Jimboomba, Magnetic Island, Mount Isa, Mount Pleasant, Smithfield, Stanthorpe, Townsville City, Virginia, Weipa, Willows, Yamanto.

At Queensland Country, we are big believers in supporting regional Queenslanders and the communities in which we operate. We believe we have a responsibility n duty to give back, and that being a good corporate citizen begins with making it possible for our employees to serve our communities actively. Every year, our employees receive up to 2 days of paid volunteer time for a through our Community Volunteer Program, lending their time and expertise to a not-for-profit charity or local community association of their choice. Employees can participate in a variety of activities such as spending time in schools, fundraising at community events, engaging in mentoring projects or dedicating their time to local community groups.

Skills

Our organisation is made up of a diverse team of people from all walks of life and wide-ranging life experiences. We recognise that our staff have preferences for the type of volunteering they get involved in. Internally we group this into three categories: a) Fostering, nurturing and caring b) Talent, skills and knowledge and c) Fundraising. Our staff are interested in all kinds of volunteering activities from animal rescue, conservation, numeracy and literacy assistance, Christmas gift wrapping, fixing teddy bears to name a few.

Details

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Where:

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Requirements & Training:

Other Info:

Week days. Ideally, a minimum of 4 hours and up to 2 days per employee, per financial year.

Indoors, outdoors, onsite, offsite – no unsafe environments.

Numbers available will depend on the day and location.

If Blue Cards, or Police checks and application forms are required, we will need to be provided at least 8 weeks notification to allow time for staff to apply and get clearance. Note: some staff already have these.

We request that:

• The work is carried out Monday to Friday during business hours • The activity is not considered high risk

• The organisation is not-for-profit

• The activity is recognised as beneficial to the community • The position is not replacing paid workers

• The position is covered by appropriate insurance cover for the particular activity.

We also like to encourage staff to share their volunteering stories, where appropriate, we encourage our staff to wear a Queensland Country polo shirt and take a photo.

We can provide photo consent forms if required. While volunteering, employees are expected to adhere to both Queensland Country’s Code of Conduct and any code of conduct or other requirements the volunteering organisation may require. While volunteering, employees are expected to adhere to both Queensland Country’s Code of Conduct and any code of conduct or other requirements the volunteering organisation may require. While volunteering, employees are expected to adhere to both Queensland Country’s Code of Conduct and any code of conduct or other requirements the volunteering organisation may require. While volunteering, our employees are expected to adhere to both Queensland Country’s Code of Conduct and any code of conduct or other requirements the volunteering organisation may require.

Clicking this button will require you to create/login into a ‘Volunteer Profile’ to complete your expression of interest.

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Learning Partnerships Inc.

Learning Partnerships Inc.

It is fair to say that good governance has never been more important for Not for Profits. Good Governance can help Not for Profits to:

  • Attract and win grants and funding
  • Protect individual directors through a greater understanding of roles and responsibilities 
  • Support organisational efficiency and sustainability

In recent times Not for Profits have experienced significant regulatory reform and disruption. Greater attention has been focused on how Not for Profits maintain community trust and prevent misconduct.

Learning Partnerships Not For Profit Volunteer Management and Board Ready Program is a 3-day comprehensive program designed to enable a board or committee to work on their governance together for real benefits and outcomes.

The program includes: Three days of workshops and four quarterly follow up coaching and mentoring sessions.

Course Overview

Volunteer Management (Day 1)

On Day One the directors will immerse themselves in understanding various elements of the Volunteer Management Process. The course will focus on the particular Not For Profit with the outcome being an action plan for improved operations and efficiency.

  • Value-Driven Culture
  • Recruitment and Selection of members
  • Lead and Manage Team Effectiveness
  • Recognition and Performance Management
  • Cyber Security and Social Media
  • Understanding and getting the skills mix right
  • Knowledge Management
  •  Effective Communication
  • Pride Building

Board Ready  (Day 2 and Three)

Role of the Board 

  • The importance of governance in funding and grant applications
  • The role and responsibilities of the board
  • Effective board structure and processes
  • Personality types, group dynamics, and board composition and the influence on board effectiveness
  • Working with management and distinguishing between accountabilities and roles
  • Legal framework and responsibilities
  • Balancing compliance and performance roles

Director Mindset and Duties 

  • Director vs Executive thinking
  • The importance of changing mindsets
  • General duties under the Corporations Act
  • Exercising due care and responsibility
  • Responsibilities for maintaining a reasonably informed opinion
  • Conflicts of Interest and Ethics
  • The role, responsibilities, and liabilities of the Chairman Secretary, Executive Directors, Non-Executive Directors, and Offices

Effective Board Meetings 

  • Board Meeting Procedures and implementing board meeting protocols
  • Preparing for successful board meetings
  • Participate effectively in the boardroom

Reporting and Communication 

  • Requirements for communication of notifications, agendas, minutes and board papers
  • Agenda and minutes requirements and risks
  • Boardrooms in the digital age
  • Maintaining individual director records

Trainers

Gerard Byrne

Governance and Project Management Specialist

Miranda Hamilton

Governance and Leadership Specialist

Accreditation

For no additional charge Participants in the program can undertake to complete workbooks on their training to work towards nationally-recognised qualifications in Governance, Business or Leadership and Management.

Upon successful completion of these workbooks, participants can receive a Statement of Attainment for :

  • BSWOR502 Lead and Manage Effective Teams
  • BSBGOV405 Undertake the Roles and Responsibilities of a Board or Committee Member
  • BSBADM502 Manage Meetings

SPONSOR A BOARD

The not-for-profit sector makes an enormous contribution to Australia’s social and economic welfare. Not-for-Profits protect our environment, educate our students, enable us to practice our faith, celebrate our cultural heritage, and protect the most vulnerable in our community.

Organisations can provide and demonstrate good social responsibility by sponsoring a Not for Profit to the Volunteer Management and Board Ready Program.

Supporting Organisations will receive:

  • A Certificate of contribution
  • Marketing and promotional opportunities
  • A digital badge and email skin for inclusion in their Public Relations
  • Provision of 12 months free volunteer referral services with Volunteering North Queensland on new applications for membership to participating organisations

Get in Touch

Office Hours     8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tel:                     1300 596 885
Brisbane:           07 3708 3294
Townsville:        07 4728 1555

Email:                 info@learningpartnerships.com.au