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Are you interested in joining our team?

Ever wanted to help people get ahead? 

We all know how difficult life is when money is stretched thin. Every decision can feel like being trapped between a rock and a hard place. Nearly everyone has experienced tough financial times and most of us get through it with time, perseverance and the right support. 

 

Because we know how hard tough times can be and have a heart for the community we naturally want to help others through tough times too. Volunteering at the local budget service is a good idea!

Moni Ora welcomes applications to volunteer on the governance committee who meet monthly to discuss general matters, strategic planning and monitor the service's outputs.

Find out more about voluntary committee positions below.

On the front line though... that's a different story. 

 

Due to increasing demands and the need for a professionalised workforce, Moni Ora does not offer any voluntary roles front of service.

 

What once was known as Budget Advisers or Budgeters are now called Financial Mentors, reflecting a change in approach.   

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Financial mentoring is not suitable as a voluntary role because of the commitment required to complete the intensive training programme and the complexity of the cases which is (in part) driven by increasingly complex credit contracts of today. All of the Moni Ora front-line team are paid for the hours they work. 

If you are interested in the work of Moni Ora and want to support the service by volunteering as a committee member check out our position summaries below and get in touch... 

Voluntary positions available

The Gisborne Budget Service committee is comfortable with about six members. A small team that likes to get things done. Due to the retirement of a couple of long-standing members, we are seeking new members to join us. 

To join us you would need an interest in helping people get ahead through budgeting support.

We seek people to take an active part in meeting discussions which would include strategic planning, reviewing policies, and ensuring that the services offered are in line with the kaupapa of the service and are appropriate, effective, and relevant to the changing needs of the community. 

You must be able to commit to regular attendance at most monthly meetings, the occasional absence is ok. 

All members have the option to join sub-committee(s) for activities/projects, strategic planning or other activities.

  • Monthly meetings last about 90 minutes to 2 hours max.

  • No meeting in January. 

  • AGM - Annual General Meeting in October/November as decided by the committee.

  • Must pass a clean slate records check from the Ministry of Justice. 

Interested? Wondering where you would might fit?

See a range of positions below and let us know what works for you... 

Note: not all the listed positions need to be filled. We seek to fill the treasurer's position and 1 or 2 more members would be great. If you're interested give us a call and let us know what works for you. 

Treasurer

Oversees the finances ensuring accounts are up-to-date.

Presents financial reports at monthly meetings.

Prepares annual budget. 

Liaises with the auditor for annual audit.

The treasurer's role is to oversee the financial operations and monitor expenses against the annual budget. ​

This voluntary role is supported by a paid accounts administrator who reconciles accounts and processes payments and wages.

This means that as treasurer you will not be bogged down in the daily accounting tasks but asked to think strategically considering ongoing liquidity management. 

Committee Member

Be active in meeting discussions.

Support the development of the service.

Review strategic plans and policies for relevance.

Ensure that the services offered are appropriate, effective, and relevant.

Not keen on a position just yet?

Committee Member is an opportunity for you to get to know us without taking on a position. 

We seek people to take an active part in meeting discussions which would include strategic planning, reviewing policies, and ensuring that the services offered are in line with the kaupapa of the service and are appropriate, effective, and relevant to the changing needs of the community. 

Secretary

Recording the meeting notes.

Pre & post-meeting tasks.

You'll need an eye for detail, to communicate key points.

This is a shared role to support meeting functions.

"Our current secretary doubles as the service manager and while there are bonuses to coupling the two roles, I suspect she would welcome some help with the monthly meeting duties;

     Preparing the agenda, organising documents for the meeting,            taking minute notes and typing up for timely distribution. 

So if you're good at that sort of thing and would like to come and help us, we'd be grateful for your inquiry.

Deputy chairman

 If you'd like a role that's not too busy then this might be for you. you would chair meetings, and be a spokesperson for the Society if the Chair is absent.

The Deputy Chair position is not required to be filled but if you'd like a role that's not too busy then this might be for you.

As Deputy Chair you would assume the role of the Chairman and/or be the spokesperson for the Society if the Chair was absent. 

Otherwise just as any committee member this position requires an active engagement in the matters of the committee and in meeting discussions.

If you're keen and want to know more
Send us a message
or phone Lynda on 06 8677173

Thanks for your interest!

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