THYROID WA SUPPORT GROUP INC. as a not for profit support group 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 Board Members.
Member Support Volunteers currently manage
- Email enquiries and support
- Administrators and Moderators of THYROID WA, Facebook and website
- Medical liaison
- Sourcing current research applicable to thyroid
- Publications & E- Newsletter
- Providing education presentations – Thyroid Health Awareness
- Assisting at public awareness expos eg. Coeliac Expo, shopping centres
- Hosting Local Support "Coffee Meetings"
- Grant and funding opportunities
- Maintaining financials / general office administration
- Maintaining website, including current news, events, online membership
Roles for Sub committees
Media, Events & Communication
Promote thyroid awareness, Coordinate Expos, public awareness events / days
"Coffee Meetings". Facilitating regional Thyroid Health Awareness Talks
The role of the Fundraising Committee includes seeking funds for various financial needs of the group. The committee also follow-ups to ensure that the organisation meets the deliverables of grants and/or donations obtained.
Oversees the design and content of the website, acts as website administrator, updates and maintains the site.