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Dunedin Curtain Bank


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Dunedin Curtain Bank Trust are looking for two people to join their Board. Dunedin Curtain Bank up-cycles unwanted and unused curtains, lines them, and then distributes them to those in need in the community. Curtains make a significant difference to the warmth of a home and the health of its occupants.

Did you know that a third of all heat loss in an uninsulated home occurs through windows? At Dunedin Curtain Bank they collect, repair and reline donated curtains to those in need; including families, elderly and the disabled.

As a Board Member or Board Secretary you will be:

  • Helping to provide governance oversight to the organisation
  • Performing secretarial tasks such as the minute taking of meetings & AGM
  • Sending minutes out in a timely manner
  • Schedule meetings and send reminders to board members
  • Contributing to discussions around DCBT operations
  • Working collaboratively to problem solve
  • Helping to manage Human Resources effectively
  • Contributing to the discussion on Health and Safety and Compliance

Training provided:

  • You will be provided with an orientation re the organisation's history and current operations
  • You will become familiar with the Dunedin Curtain Bank's organisational processes

Benefits to Volunteers:

  • The opportunity to be appreciated for your knowledge, skills and contribution to the board of a socially responsible organisation
  • The Board member supports an organisation that helps families and the elderly to keep warm and healthy, while reducing home heating costs
  • There's an opportunity to meet new people, make friends & experience the not-for-profit sector


In particular, they are keen to hear from those have the following skills or experience:

  • A commitment to the values and mission of the organisation
  • Prior board experience is an advantage but not essential
  • Must be able to attend board meetings in person
  • Effective communicator and note taking skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Email communication (basic computer skills)
  • A Human Resources or legal background is a plus
  • Medical background or research knowledge/experience is an advantage

If you are interested in this role please make contact so that they can send you a board information and application pack.

Time commitment

  • Time Commitment: 3-4 hours per month
  • The board meets over the lunch hour on the third Friday of each month
  • Ideally a 1 year minimum commitment

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

Ref: 1854

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