Tearfund is looking for a Young Adult to serve on our Board
The Tearfund Australia Board has a great opportunity for young people to participate and contribute to our governance work through the existence of our Associate Board Member program. This program is targeted at people between the ages of 20-24 who are interested in Tearfund’s mission and also in learning more about the governance of Christian ministries. It is both an amazing learning opportunity – and also a chance for our Board to hear from the voice/perspective of younger generations (making for richer discussions). We are always keen to consider how appointments may increase the diversity of our Board - particularly in regard to cultural and ethnic diversity and possibly from diaspora communities or first people groups – but applications are open to everyone.
Tearfund is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organisation responding to global poverty and injustice. We work in partnership with local Christian agencies to end poverty, challenge inequality and build sustainable communities. We go where the need is greatest, acting with courage to tackle injustice so that all may experience fullness of life.
To volunteer with Tearfund is an opportunity to live out your vocation; a space where your faith, passion for justice and skills intersect. As part of the Tearfund Board, you are part of a movement which works toward a just and compassionate world in which all people can achieve their God-given potential.
Tearfund Australia seeks to be a diverse and inclusive environment, in which people of different backgrounds, genders and ages work together. We are committed to be an equal opportunity organisation and aspire to create an inclusive Board and are particularly keen for this unique Board position to help increase the diversity of Tearfund’s Board. Please contact Tearfund if you have any questions about additional support that can be offered to assist you with this role.
Applications are currently open, closing on Friday 12 January 2024.
Please refer to our Associate Board Member information pack for full criteria of the role and application details.
To learn more or if you have any questions about the role please contact Karen Quast at [email protected] or 03 9264 7000.
Tearfund Australia’s volunteer recruitment and selection procedures and checks reflect our commitment to the well-being and protection of children and vulnerable adults. Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-appointment screening, including Police and/or Working With Children checks, and interview.