Governance Mentors is an innovative not-for-profit social enterprise that builds community through governance mentoring. The social enterprise was formed by Volunteering Western Victoria and is delivered in partnership with Eastern Volunteers and Volunteer West.
Governance Mentors involves the matching voluntary mentor with a community organisation over a twelve month time frame. During this time the mentor will support the committee of management by providing advice on good governance practices.
Mentor training has commenced, and Governance Mentors is currently seeking organisations that would like to participate in the program with the aim of strengthening governance.
A mentor will not take the place of a committee member, but instead will provide advice in an advisory capacity on good governance practices. Similarly, rather than providing one-off training, Governance Mentors aims to foster ongoing learning and development through mentoring.
The program is available for both staffed and unstaffed organisations. A Program Coordinator will match mentors with complementary skills to the identified needs of a community organisation.