We’re working for an LGBTIQA+ inclusive, healthy and safe South Australia and we need your help to make it happen.

As a community-run charity we rely on passionate volunteers to help us advocate, build our community and raise awareness about LGBTIQA+ rights in South Australia.

This is your chance to build skills, meet passionate and like-minded people and take the next step for LGBTIQA+ equality in South Australia.

Sign up here to become a volunteer and we’ll send you an email with everything you need to know to join us.


Current opportunities

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Volunteer Board Members

SARAA is government by a volunteer Board of passionate LGBTIQA+ South Australians. At the SARAA AGM in October/November, half of the board positions become vacant and SARAA members can nominate for a position on the board. To be eligible for nomination for the board, you must be a SARAA Individual member which you can do via this link. All members will be emailed in late September with details to make a nomination.

One position is reserved for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

We’re looking for people who:

  • are passionate about LGBTIQA+ health and rights
  • have experience working with LGBTIQA+ communities and good knowledge of the issues we face
  • is able to work productively and cohesively with a diverse team
  • is committed to SARAA’s vision and purpose
  • demonstrates SARAA’s values of diversity, inclusion, respect, equity and visibility
  • is able to advocate and support the community while also ensuring their own wellbeing
  • is able to commit 3-5 hours per week including monthly Board meetings.

We’d love to find someone who has skills or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • advocating to government and non-government stakeholders, including submission/ policy writing, direct action, government relations and community engagement 
  • fundraising or attracting resources to an organisation or group 
  • working with media/ public relations and writing media content, including social media
  • law, including an ability to both advocate from a legislative framework and oversee SARAA’s compliance with legal requirements
  • risk management
  • governing a not-for-profit organisation or similar entity, or a willingness to learn this skill
  • finance and/ or accounting, including the ability to understand the organisation’s accounts and financial material presented to the Board.

If you don’t have all of these skills, don’t worry! Being a Board member you’ll have opportunities to learn and develop your skills. Passion for LGBTIQA+ inclusion is what’s most important to us!

Responsibilities of Board members include:

  • setting the strategic direction of SARAA
  • supporting SARAA’s advocacy efforts, for example writing submissions
  • supporting SARAA’s community engagement efforts, for example promoting events, networking
  • monitoring the performance of SARAA against its purpose and strategic plan
  • ensuring SARAA’s compliance with legal obligations
  • overseeing risk management for SARAA
  • ensuring SARAA is financially viable and monitoring it’s finances, including fundraising 
  • governing the organisation in line with SARAA’s constitution
  • supporting the day to day operations of SARAA.

Time commitment: regular, 3-5 hours per week including monthly Board meetings.

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