The NSWBA Board held our monthly meeting on Monday 29th July during which we discussed the progress of our 2019 restructure. In consultation with a wide variety of our stakeholders, it has become apparent that we’ve matured as an organisation to the point that we would benefit from having a paid Volunteer Coordinator.
Claire Cooper, Sonia McAlpine and Janice Gibson have collectively held that responsibility since we opened on 4th November 2016 and we are incredibly grateful for their hard work and dedication during this time.
Our planned expansion includes a Community Drop-In Centre and outreach programs, as well as increased fundraising activity to be headed up by Emma Taylor, our Fundraising and Communication Officer.
Now is the time to have a paid Volunteer Coordinator. To support this role, we have asked Claire Cooper to join the NSWBA Board and are delighted to announce that she has accepted effective, 1st August 2019. Claire will supervise the new Volunteer Coordinator, and establish and chair the new ‘People and Culture Committee’ for NSWBA that will implement a volunteer management plan amongst other priorities that we will develop over time.
During this transition time Claire will continue to help organise and work with our volunteer community.
Please join me in wishing Claire the best of success in her new role as a Board Director for NSWBA and in thanking Sonia and Janice for their hard work to date.