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Alma Doepel Youth Development Project


Annual Budget: $75,001-$250,000
Number of Paid Staff: 0
Number of Volunteers: more than 100
Community Segment: Mental Health, Sport & Recreation, Education, Health

Current Board Size: 8-12
Board Meetings (frequency): Monthly
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: Victoria
Local Government Area:

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The Alma Doepel Project combines the unique setting of a historic Tall Ship with structured Youth Development Programs that build resilience, leadership skills along with combatting depression and youth suicide.  

The Tall Ship ‘Alma Doepel’ is currently being restored in the Docklands in Melbourne and is one of the world’s pre-eminent historic timber ship restorations.  Once the restoration of the ship is complete, she will return to her work with Victoria’s young people.  

The Sail training delivered on the Alma Doepel requires participants to confront many demanding challenges, both physical and emotional. It is an activity that inspires self-confidence and the acceptance of personal responsibility.  It promotes an acceptance of others whatever their social or cultural backgrounds, and develops a willingness to take controlled risks. For most who undertake sail training on Tall Ships it is a positive life-changing experience.

Youth Sail Training is a well regarded form of youth development at its core. Our Vision is to Change Lives by Creating Access to Sail Training Voyages for Young People from all Backgrounds and Abilities.

Our mission is to challenge and inspire young people to realise their personal potential and make a positive contribution to the wider community, through the unique medium of a tall sailing ship.

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Directro to join the Board and lead our Fundraising efforts.  This role is ideally suited to someone with experience in fundraining and the ability to 'open doors' and have converstations regarding the funding of the project. 

Should you need further information, or to have a confidntail converstaion please contact Matt McDonald.

Role: General Board Member
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Advocacy, Community Specialist, Fundraising, Government Relations
Targeting: Females, Youth/Students
Payment: Nil - honorary role

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