A large billboard in New York Times Square with the writing An ad you can't miss for a cancer you do and Cure Our Ovarian Cancer's logo and a woman's face.

Seeking Trustee Applications

Volunteer With Us

We are looking for two incredible people to join our trustee board.

Ovarian cancer is under researched and over deadly. It kills more women every year than the road toll and receives a fraction of the funding.

Cure Our Ovarian Cancer is committed to helping those affected by ovarian cancer have more time to live the lives they love.

We are the New Zealand ovarian cancer charity – funding education, and advocacy to improve survival for everyone affected.

Globally we’ve taken the lead on a type of ovarian cancer that’s killing young women – raising over $400K in 3 years for research in the UK, Canada, US, Australia and NZ to improve treatments.

We are a small fledgling volunteer, founder run organisation that punches well above our weight.

From the doctor’s office to the research lab, from to the steps of parliament to attention grabbing advertising campaigns (pro bono) in New Zealand, New York Times Square and Piccadilly Circus – we are just getting started.

Central to our mission are the people affected and their loved ones, the medical profession and researchers and our partner charities. We apply an evidence-based, purpose driven lens to all of our activities.


We are looking for two trustees with complimentary skills to join our new board.

Skills/competencies sought:

You’ll have the passion, knowledge and experience to help us take the next steps to grow our impact and build a sustainable, durable organisation.

3+ years non profit board or business start up experience

And expertise in at least one of:

  • Fundraising or great networks to help grow our donations base
  • Digital marketing to expand our reach and engagement
  • Communications to improve donor retention and acquisition
  • Public relations to increase the impact of our advocacy
  • WordPress/website to improve our interface
  • Research/health advice on key stakeholders and activities
  • Legal to ensure compliance with relevant regulations

Commitment Required:

Board meetings will be held monthly 8-12 times a year.  Time commitment up to 16 hours a month.



Geographical location:

Preference for applicants based in Southland, Otago or Canterbury – but consideration will be given to exceptional applicants from other areas.

To Apply:

Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would be an ideal candidate to Jane Ludemann, Founder at office@cureourovariancancer.org

Applications close:

6th August 2021