Volunteer

InsideOUT is always looking for new volunteers to get involved!

We are currently seeking:

Youth Volunteers – we are always on the lookout for youth (under 27) to join our volunteer team. We need people with a range of skills and that great balance between organisers and creatives! Our volunteers take on all sorts of tasks including facilitating workshops, hosting our radio show, filming and editing, graphic design and supporting the running of events and campaigns.

The majority of our volunteering opportunities are based in Wellington, Palmerston North, Auckland and Canterbury but we invite you to get in touch if you live elsewhere and have skills/time to offer!

Interested in any of these roles? Got something else in mind? E-mail rosie@insideout.org.nz  to express your interest or get more info!

July 2020:

We have some fantastic opportunities to get involved in a vibrant and expanding national organisation working to make Aotearoa a safer place for rainbow young people.

We currently have three youth trustee roles (for people under the age of 27) available. At least two of these roles will be given to Māori or held open until a suitable Māori applicant applies, as part of our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and ensuring tangata whenua are represented in our governance.

InsideOUT Kōaro is currently seeking to diversify its board and strengthen our commitment to making sure folks from different cultures, religions, backgrounds, and identities are represented across our organisation under our obligations to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We welcome applications from all folks who match our application requirements but will be prioritising applicants from Māori, Pasifika, or migrant communities and backgrounds.

Applicants in Wellington are preferred, however we will consider committed applicants from anywhere in Aotearoa. Read the information below to see if it’s right for you! You can learn about who is currently on our governance board here.

Youth Trustees (under the age of 27)

The general role of a board member is to support the following processes:
• Set and maintain vision, mission and values, and develop strategy
• Establish and monitor relevant policies and procedures
• Ensure moral and legal compliance and accountability with relevant organisations
• Maintain proper fiscal oversight
• Select, manage, and support staff in their roles, and evaluate performance• Maintain effective board performance through member conduct and utilising development
opportunities
• Promote InsideOUT as ambassadors and work to protect the reputation of the charity
• Be familiar with the strengths and challenges that sexuality, sex and gender minority
youth in Aotearoa face
• Work as part of the team to honour our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
• Represent the organisation in an official capacity as required
• No experience required, however knowledge of InsideOUT and the structure of
governance boards would be an advantage
• Contribute to the vision, mission, and values of InsideOUT
• Regular meeting attendance (Hours per month – 6 -15)

The ongoing commitments are:
• Attending a three hour board meeting at a set time monthly (usually 6-9pm on the second
Tuesday of each month)
• Attending occasional additional meetings throughout the year eg. strategic planning days,
trainings
• Allowance for meeting one on one or in sub-committees with board members or staff as needed
• Approximately up to one hours worth of responding to board business via e-mail weekly

InsideOUT is an inclusive organisation and we value diversity. Applications will be considered regardless of ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexuality, physical or mental ability.

We’re hoping to find people who are able to commit for at least two years to these roles.

If you’re interested in applying, then the process is to send in a CV and cover letter/expression of interest letting us know why you want to be involved and what you might be able to offer to jaye@insideout.org.nz. You are welcome to make a video instead of a cover letter if preferred.

From there this is shared with the current board members and a couple of people from the board usually have an interview with applicants where we can give you more information about the role and get to know you a bit, and then make a recommendation to the board regarding appointment.

One of our trustee roles soon to be vacant is Chairperson or Co-Chairs. The role of the Chairperson is to:

  • Facilitate board meetings
  • Develop a strong working partnership with the Managing Director (MD) and other employees 
  • Act as a primary spokesperson of the organisation in conjunction with the MD and other delegates
  • Ensure that constitution and policy obligations are met
  • Develop strategies that lead the vision, mission and values of InsideOUT
  • Ensure that board decisions are implemented effectively
  • Lead the vision, mission and values of InsideOUT through the development of strategies that reflect the vision of the organisation and ensuring that decisions are implemented
  • Act as a signatory for official endorsements and bank accounts of the organisation
  • Approve expense spending in conjunction with financial policy and treasurer
  • Be familiar with the strengths and challenges that rainbow young people in Aotearoa face, as well as the research that underpins this (e.g. The Youth2000 research)
  • Taking urgent action (but not decision making unless authorised) between board meetings when it is not possible or practical to hold a meeting

15-20 hours of commitment per month.