Sinclair Wetlands


BOARDS/COMMITTEES - Trustee - Fundraising Assistance

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

We rely heavily on support from community and government organisations so we are looking for an additional Trustee to assist with applying for funding and reporting. We are a small, friendly group of Trustees who work together on the funding applications so will provide full support and training to the volunteer.


About the Wetlands:

The Sinclair Wetlands form a 315-hectare portion of the Lakes Waihola-Waipori wetland complex, south of Dunedin. The name Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau acknowledges ‘the dwelling place of Tukiauau’, an early Ngāti Mamoe chief. The area is now owned by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, and is valued as a wāhi taonga (culturally significant site), for mahinga kai (traditional food and resources), conservation, recreation, and education.

Since 2011 the wetlands have been managed by Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau/ Sinclair Wetlands Trust. This comprises up to eight volunteer Trustees, including representatives of Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, and of the Tatawai Whenua Tapu Trust that manages an adjoining portion of the wetland. Full details on the wetlands can be seen online here: https://www.tenohoaka.org.nz/

SKILLS REQUIRED

We are looking for people who have time, energy and enthusiasm for the work of the trust and any of the varied aspects of the trust's work.


The skills and attributes required are:

- word processing via microsoft office or other software

- ability to complete online funding forms

- an interest in environmental restoration


Our online meetings are held once a month on a Wednesday evening via "zoom" video conferencing. This can be set up for the volunteer as well and is very easy to use.

LOCATION

Currently our monthly meetings are held online via Zoom or over the phone.

(Previously we have held our monthly meetings at the Ngai Tahu Law Centre on Stuart Street, Dunedin).

DAYS AND TIMES REQUIRED

Our monthly meetings are held online on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 5:30pm until 7:30pm.

Start and end date would be by discussion to suit the volunteer.

SUPERVISION AND TRAINING

We are a small, friendly group of Trustees who work together on the funding applications so will provide full support and training to the volunteer.


Each new trustee is provided with an information pack and is mentored by one of the existing trustees. We welcome young people keen to develop their experience of community work.