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Kindred Clubhouse


Annual Budget: $75,001-$250,000
Number of Paid Staff: 1 - 3
Number of Volunteers: 6-20
Community Segment: Mental Health, Health

Current Board Size: 4-7
Board Meetings (frequency): Monthly
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: Victoria
Local Government Area: Frankston City Council

Any further information about this vacancy:

Are you passionate about improving the lives of individuals living with mental illness? Do you believe that those with mental health issues deserve to have meaningful relationships and the opportunity to access employment, education and social connectedness with the community? If so, we are seeking individuals with experience and a proven track record in the following areas to join our team:

  • Fundraising/Grant Writing
  • Public Relations and Media
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Legal
  • Mental health consumers and/or carers

What is a Clubhouse?

The Clubhouse Model of psychosocial rehabilitation was stared in New York City in 1948 by mental health consumers from a New York Psychiatric Hospital. Since that time it has served as the model for all subsequent Clubhouses that have been started around the world. Clubhouses operate on proven Standards which have been developed by Clubhouse International over two decades and which are effective in over 330 Clubhouses worldwide. There are eight accredited Clubhouses in Australia (none of which are located in Victoria)

The basic components of successful Clubhouses are:

A Clubhouse is first and foremost a local community center that offers people who have mental illness hope and opportunities to achieve their full potential.  Much more than simply a program or a social service, a Clubhouse is most importantly a community of people who are working together to achieve a common goal.

A Clubhouse is organized to support people living with mental illness. During the course of their participation in a Clubhouse, members gain access to opportunities to rejoin the world of friendships, family, employment and education, and to the services and support they may individually need to continue their recovery. A Clubhouse provides a restorative environment for people whose lives have been severely disrupted because of their mental illness, and who need the support of others who are in recovery and who believe that mental illness is treatable. Clubhouses are a powerful demonstration of the fact that people with mental illness can and do lead normal, productive lives. Clubhouses provide members with opportunities to build long-term relationships that, in turn, support them in obtaining employment, education and housing.

Kindred Clubhouse  

Kindred Clubhouse is for-purpose organisation. Our mission is to provide a safe welcoming place for those with mental illness to develop the skills and confidence needed to lead satisfying and purposeful lives. The benefits of the Clubhouse model have been demonstrated both internationally and within Australia. We believe it’s time Victoria and the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula joined the Clubhouse Community. Developing such a program requires a strong committee to lead the way. Kindred Clubhouse needs your help! We are looking for passionate, innovative and dedicated individuals interested in joining our Committee. Expressions of interest are invited from the community and corporate arena for individuals with experience on sub committees or with an interest on bringing their skills to the table to join this worthwhile cause and assist us to develop a fully operational Clubhouse which would service the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula. We currently meet every Saturday 11-2pm at Ebdale Community Hub in Frankston VIC. We are looking to expand our hours and days of operation over the next year.

Application Criteria:

  • Must be 18 or over
  • Willingness to obtain a criminal record check
  • Ability to attend committee meetings in person


  • Commit to attending committee meetings once a month in the evenings after work.
  • Anywhere from 1-2 hours of outside meeting work depending on the actions the board is working on.
  • Ability to volunteer time on occasion for fundraising events, expos and other possible speaking events.


If you are interested in joining this exciting opportunity, please email Stefanie at kindredclubhouse@gmail.com and enclose your CV and cover letter or for more information about the available positions please call 0413 483 310.

Role: Treasurer, General Board Member
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Accounting, Advertising, Media, Arts & Entertainment, Community Specialist, Fundraising, Grants Administration, Law & Legal Services
Targeting: Females, Youth/Students, People with Disabilities, Seniors/Retired People, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Payment: Nil - honorary role

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