Working Groups

So you're interested in being a volunteer? Great!

Migraine Australia is completely powered by volunteers, organised into working groups. These are the current working groups and the kind of things they are working on, to help you decide what you would like to volunteer for. 

Each working group involves around 2-4 hours a week commitment, except for Facebook moderators who can do as little or as much as they like. 

Administration and Finance Working Group

Description:

This group looks after the administration and financial function of the organisation; including
managing membership and keeping the books.

Desirable experience:

Anyone with experience in business or organisation management or finance is encouraged to volunteer for this
group. Experience in NationBuilder & Xero advantageous.

Events and Community Engagement Working Group

Description:

This group works on awareness events throughout the year. This group will also be responsible for the
Migraine Australia Ambassador Program. 

Desirable experience:

Anyone with experience in business, events management or fundraising is encouraged to join this
group.

Research and Advocacy Working Group

Description: 

This group works on designing a research agenda, are currently working on a white paper about migraine in Australia, and will begin the work on developing the Migraine Management and Action Plan (MigraineMAP). This group also does all the Government submissions and advocacy.

Desirable experience: 

People who have experience in medical and academic research, or working in politics or policy, are encouraged to join this working group.

Social Media Administration Working Group

Description: 

This group moderates our Migraine Australia Chat Group, as well as managing content on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter. You can volunteer just to be a moderator of the Facebook Group, or take a more substantive role in the team.

Desirable experience: 

People who have experience as Facebook moderators and/ or social media, content backgrounds are encouraged to join this working group.

Men With Migraine Working Group

Description: 

This group moderates our Men with Migraine by Migraine Australia group on Facebook, and assists the organisation in alerting us to any issues men might be facing that require different support.

Desirable experience: 

Men who have experience as Facebook moderators and/ or social media backgrounds are encouraged to join this working group.

Website Working Group

Description:

This group works manages the website. At the moment this includes building our new website on NationBuilder. Going forward, it involves regular maintenance, updating and developing of web content. 

Desirable experience:

Those who have experience with website management (NationBuilder advantageous), web developers, content developers and graphic designers are encouraged to join this working group.

Workplace Awareness Working Group

Description: 

This group focuses on making workplaces more migraine friendly; including looking at issues around people being fired because of migraine, and what we can do to support people with migraine staying in work.

Desirable experience: 

People with experience in HR, recruitment, or the union movement are encouraged to join this group.

Note: the Workplace Awareness group will resume activity in October 2020.

Organising Committee

The organising committee is the peak group that oversees and coordinates the other working groups. To be a member of the Organising Committee you usually need to chair a Working Group. 

Don't see anything that quite suits you? That's ok, email Laura Cala and discuss how you can bring your unique skills to the team. 

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