ID: 85516

ShelterBox Trustee - Rotary Engagement Director (BOARD ROLE)

Disaster Relief Long Term National

About this opportunity

ShelterBox is a cutting-edge charity that hand-delivers emergency shelter for families devastated by natural disaster and conflict. Our signature ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits contain the tools to transform lives and rebuild communities.

ShelterBox New Zealand is affiliated to the UK world-wide ShelterBox aid organisation that delivers survival essentials to families in the aftermath of a disaster or conflict. ShelterBox began in 2000 and has responded to earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis and conflict– everywhere where families need emergency shelter. ShelterBox Response Team is at the forefront with its tailored aid containing items for survival, currently five brave Kiwis are members of the international response team.

Since 2000 the operational frontline of ShelterBox in the UK has given vital supplies and shelter to nearly a million people in 90 different countries. ShelterBox New Zealand is a fundraising charitable trust and our primary role is fundraising and awareness building.

ShelterBox has a project partner in Rotary International, an invaluable partner, responsible for fundraising and the essential international growth of the charity.

We are seeking up to two Directors (1x North & 1x South Island based) with a passion for helping people, raising profiles and who possess the ability to focus our Rotary engagement efforts across NZ. We want to get the message about ShelterBox out to the wider Rotary community and seek someone who has strengths in:
• Knowledge of Rotary club / district structure;
• Well networked in Rotary space;
• Confident at public speaking would be advantageous but not essential;
• Ideally a Rotarian and/or held a past District Governor type role;
• Previous experience as a Director would be advantageous but not essential

The ShelterBox ‘product’ sells itself as long as the community is aware of it and this is what we are wanting to build upon – so that the organisation can help many more people world-wide who are in need, right now. We have recently acquired the services of an excellent fundraising consultant who is already driving change and positive movement in our NZ efforts, including recruiting two new fundraising volunteers – with this, we need up to two new board members to provide leadership and oversight in this Rotary engagement capacity and to contribute to wider governance matters at board level.

Monthly Board meetings (virtual and out of core business hours); liaison with other Directors and working groups as required but especially at times when disasters occur worldwide. We hold face to face board meetings once or twice a year at locations around NZ and we cover travel costs.

We will support you every step of the way and are always accessible by phone and email, with regular contact with the other board members. We provide an initial induction, which includes information about ShelterBox, introduction to ShelterBox resources and portals and up to date deployment information.


* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

• Minimum 2-year commitment • Monthly Board meetings • Face to face board meetings once or twice a year at locations around NZ

Good for
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Families
  • Skilled volunteering
Interested in
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Governance, Board & Committee
  • Tutoring & Mentoring
  • NZ Police Vetting

Training will be provided


ShelterBox is a charitable organisation and there is no remuneration.