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Organisation : Canterbury City Community Centre Inc

Location : Sydney

Time required : 3-5 hours per month

Duration of project : One year

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors, Community Development, Families

Posted on : 23 Aug, 2019

About the role

Canterbury City Community Centre is a dynamic not-for-profit community organisation based in Lakemba and serving diverse communities in the Canterbury-Bankstown and Inner West local government areas. We are committed to building a strong resilient community which values and includes each member. Our motto is Community Building Community and we work closely with our communities to develop and deliver programs which meet local needs and foster inclusion, harmony and an improved quality of life. We encourage community residents to get involved through membership, volunteering, or participating in our activities.

We are seeking a Board Member with skills and qualifications in financial management and accounting to undertake the role of Treasurer. Our volunteer Board plays a crucial governance role in the organisation and Directors are appointed for a minimum of one year.

We currently provide a range of services through our Aged Care, Community Engagement and Learning and Development programs. We deliver home-care packages as an Approved Aged Care Provider and Garden Care and Social Inclusion and Wellness Services for older people under the Commonwealth Home Support Program. Support for migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees who have settled in Lakemba and surrounding communities is a key focus of our community engagement work.  We are also a site for formal and informal adult education activities that give residents an opportunity to build their own and community capacity. Our Skills Training and Resource Service (STARS) provides affordable, accessible and appropriate training for volunteers, Board members and staff to support the Community Aged Care and Disability Sectors broadly, including our own Commonwealth Home Support Program. Please see for details.

We enjoy a strong reputation for inclusive and quality services, and have experienced rapid growth in recent years despite challenges in the sectors in which we work. We currently employ close to 40 staff and 120 volunteers, and have an annual operating budget of $2.5 million.  The Organisation is facing challenges in how we monitor and spend our funds as we move from block funding models to funding which is tied to consumer spending.

Commitment Required: The Board currently meets in Lakemba on the evening of the 4th Tuesday of every second month. The Treasurer should anticipate a minimum time commitment of up to 5 hours per month, which includes preparation for and attendance at Board meetings, attending and guiding the Finance Sub Committee meetings each quarter, and providing financial advice for the CEO and Bookkeeper.

Please note that financial membership of the organisation is a prerequisite to joining the Board.

How to Apply: Download the pdf file containing the Position Description. Apply in writing addressing at least three of the twelve criteria identified in the position description under General Knowledge Skills and Experience.  Attach a copy of your resume and send via email to Liz Messih (as below) by Monday 30th September 2019. Successful applicants for positions at Canterbury City Community Centre are subject to Criminal Records Checks and Board members also undertake a Working with Children Check and a search of the Banned and Disqualified person on the ASIC Register.


Please direct any questions to Centre CEO Liz Messih on 9750 9344 or

About the organisation

Organisation name : Canterbury City Community Centre Inc
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: Treasurer via Pro Bono Australia.



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