Opportunities

Write for YWCA

Are you a keen writer with lots of opinions to share?

We’re on the lookout for the next generation of feminist thought leaders – if you want to write an article about something you’re passionate about that’s in line with YWCA values, we’re keen to hear from you!

Contact us at [email protected] with your article idea, and we’ll have a chat about how we can possibly publish your article on our website!

Y Connect FLAG (NSW)

Are you a woman or non-binary person working in corporate Sydney who is passionate about the safety and rights of women, young women and girls? Now is your chance to join a network of passionate and creative women, change-makers and influential leaders, as our Y Connect Corporate FLAG is currently welcoming expressions of interest to join the group.

As a member of the Y Connect Corporate FLAG, you can:

  • build advocacy, event management and networking skills;
  • strengthen and extend your network of influential women;
  • connect with a global not-for-profit and have access to global development opportunities;
  • fundraise for YWCA programs and services;
  • promote gender equality and young women’s leadership; and
  • make a real difference in the lives of women, young women and girls in Australia.

Past Opportunities

2020 YWCA Australia Board Traineeship Program

YWCA Australia Board Traineeship Program

YWCA Australia is calling for applications for our new Board Traineeship program!

We are looking for two passionate, dedicated and suitably skilled young women (aged 30 and under) members of YWCA to join the board as trainees for a period of 12 months from 1 July 2020 till 30 June 2021. This is an amazing opportunity!

As part of this program, trainees will:

  • Attend all YWCA Australia board meetings as an observer (including in-person and online meetings) and participate in governance activities without the duties and responsibilities that apply to director positions
  • Be awarded a full scholarship to complete the AICD Foundations of Directorship course in their nearest capital city. This is a full three-day course and travel expenses will be covered
  • Undertake a comprehensive internal induction process between April-July 2020
  • Be given a ‘buddy’ on the YWCA Australia board to provide additional support and guidance.
  • Join one board sub-committee to develop a specific area of interest such as finance, culture or governance
  • Attend the YWCA Australia Annual General Meeting in November 2020 and share their training experiences with members
  • Engage in additional professional development opportunities alongside the Board

This is a voluntary role and YWCA will cover all costs associated with attending meetings.

Who are we looking for?

You are: 

  • A young woman, aged 30 and under
  • A member of YWCA Australia
  • Wanting to develop practical and strategic governance skills in a professional, supportive and feminist environment.

We encourage young women with all levels of experience to apply. This is a national role and applications are welcomed from all States and Territories, including from regional, remote and rural areas.

YWCA values diversity of thought and experience and strongly encourage young women with diverse lived experiences, identities and backgrounds to apply – including those who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, living with a disability, LGBTIQA+ or from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.

Applications close 11pm, 29 March 2020.

Deadline extended to 11pm, 5 April 2020!

APPLICATIONS CLOSED FOR 2020


With thanks to AICD for their generous support.