THYROID WA SUPPORT GROUP INC. is a "not for profit" support group and is operated solely by volunteers and lead by a volunteer chairperson.
THYROID WA has incorporated not-for-profit status and Deductable Gift Recipient approval from the Australian Tax Office and Charity Status.
THYROID WA welcomes Volunteers
You have heard it all before, but running a 'not for profit" organisation, sourcing funding and developing a network of volunteers "to share the load" can, at times, be difficult. But when we receive positive feedback that we have helped someone in their thyroid health journey, the inspiring effect is rewarding.
We have a small number of dedicated people that have given their time and energy to ensuring that THYROID WA moves forward, while at the same time maintaining our core business of supporting sufferers and their families.
Active, committed volunteers are always required.
Continuity is paramount in any organisation. The functional requirements of the Board include reporting to government agencies, (an accountant completes the BAS and an Auditor completes the end of year requirements) and attendance at four Board Meetings per year. Most of the day to day tasks are completed via email and phone. Active communication between other Board Members and our "occasional" volunteers ensures the smooth running of the support group.
As all the roles are Voluntary, tasks shared ensures that the work load can be borne over a number of people. So we encourage "job sharing"!
If you would like to be part of the team, just drop us a line. There are many varied jobs and tasks that you can be part of. Your skills and your time constraints will be taken into consideration and flexibility is the key!
The following structure may assist you to understand the operation of the group.
The Board is made up of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and Ordinary Board Members.
Report to Board (Volunteers may also be Board Members)
Social Media Committee
• Manage the day to day running of the THYROID WA Facebook page and CLOSED group
• Monitor and moderate member comments and discussions
• Accept new members into the private group
• Regularly share useful content to stimulate discussion
• Bookkeeping – 10 transactions a month
• BAS returns
• Financial governance
Community Engagement Committee
• Community presentations and the fundraising to deliver them
• Liaising with councils to coordinate community events
• Organising Presenters (with thyroid conditions) and Facilitators (3 people in a pool)
• Aim for 1 event/talk a month
• Responsible for local government grant acquittals
• Coffee catch ups
• Grant and donation identification and applications
• Seeking out new opportunities – corporates, community, councils
eg. Serco, LotteryWest, Connect Groups, LinkWest
• Website development and maintenance
• Membership applications and record maintenance
• Videos of personal stories
• Technical information eg. line drawing and recording community presentations
Other roles for Volunteers include one off assistance at Coffee Catch Ups, Expos and Community Presentations etc