Volunteer: PRESIDENT

Would you like to be the President of a not-for-profit that achieves real results? Lead our lovely team and help Aussie families.


We are looking for a passionate person to lead our Board and inspire our community. Our small national charity supports families with babies born with the rare and life-threatening birth condition Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.


2022 is an exciting time to join our team. We are working on a third research project funded by our organisation and collaborating with a leading medical institution to improve the lives of families affected by CDH. We have previously funded two other research projects which improved the treatment options and outcomes of babies born with CDH.

How to apply


1/ Download the President Position Description


2/ Please email your CV or cover letter outlining your work experience, education, or lived experience relevant to the role.


3/ Email: hr@cdh.org.au by 16 October 2022

The role


The President role is an important Director of the Board volunteer position which oversees the administration and direction of our small charity.


Our President position is very active in our organisation. You will be leading a wonderful team of passionate people who care about CDH families and want to improve their lives.


Previous experience as a Board member or volunteer is not essential, however a commitment to a 12-month posting is a requirement, and any of the following skills or background will be highly regarded:


  • An experience with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Familiarity with the Australian medical system
  • Background in counselling or allied health
  • Experience in management or administration
  • Governance, compliance, and regulatory experience
  • Event management or fundraising experience
  • Background in retail, customer service, or sales
  • Marketing or communications background
  • Not-for-profit experience
  • Volunteer management

The tasks


The President delivers the organisation strategy and leads our community towards our vision of the future where no family faces CDH alone.


You will have the support of your volunteer Board of Directors including a Secretary to coordinate meetings, regulations, and compliance, a Treasurer to manage accounts and finances, and a Family Coordinator who connects new families with the community and CDH information. Other volunteer team members assist with marketing and communications.


Training provided


Our current team members will work alongside you to provide a hand over and will be available for questions as you become comfortable with the role.




Our community is based all over Australia, our services are mostly online, and our volunteers all work remotely. Our team meets online once a month via video chat, we regular stay in touch via WhatsApp, email, and phone calls. Due to the nature of our remote workspace, your availability for for regular and clear communication is essential.

Additional information:


Time commitment: Our volunteers work from home at times that suit their schedule.  Approx. 2-4 hours per week, plus preparation and chairing of the monthly online Board meeting.


Duration: 12 months


Start date: 1 November 2022


Successful applicants will need to complete the following before commencing the role: Reference check, National Police Check, CDH Australia membership, CDH Australia volunteer service agreement acceptance.

Thank you 


Thank you for applying. We appreciate your offer to help families impacted by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.


Questions? hr@cdh.org.au


*Please note our office is manned by volunteers and part-time staff. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

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