Board Member responsibilities can be challenging and ever changing. It is important for Board Members to also understand their legal responsibilities and legal duties as volunteer Board Members too. Fortunately, there are many organisations and resources available to help Board Members understand their roles and responsibilities, improve their governance, and stay up to date.

Below is a list of resources you may wish to explore if you are considering volunteering on a Board of Management or are a current Board Member at a Community Centre:





Wyndham City – Community Strengthening Calendar


The Community Strengthening Calendar provides learning and development opportunities for Wyndham residents, volunteers, community leaders, community groups and not-for-profit organisations. This includes governance training for Board Members.

Community Strengthening Calendar:

Justice Connect: Not-for-profit Law

Legal help, training and resources for not-for-profit organisations and Board Members.

Neighbourhood Houses Victoria

Peak body for the Neighbourhood House sector in Victoria.

Our Community

Training and resources for not-for-profit organisations and Board Members.

Network West

Support for Neighbourhood Houses in the western region of Melbourne.

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Resources and training for incorporated not-for-profit organisations to help meet their legislative and regulatory obligations.

Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission

National regulator of charities.

Volunteering Victoria

State peak body for volunteers and volunteer involving organisations.

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