Council Elections 2019

The 5th MALTA COUNCIL FOR THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR shall be elected on the 16th November 2019 in terms of Voluntary Organisations Act 2018.  The new Council shall be composed of a Chairperson and another ten members. Out of these eleven members one (1) member shall be appointed by the Minister to represent the Government; four (4) members shall be appointed by the Minister
from among the voluntary sector in order to represent voluntary organisations (A); and six (6) members shall be elected directly by the voluntary sector (B).

The election of the six Council Members to be elected directly by the VO  Sector shall take place on Saturday the 16th November 2019 between 08.00 a.m. and 06.00 p.m.

For the Council elections, please note the below list of nominees for the various sectoral groups.

Social and Humanitarian Sector
Ms. Mary Farrugia – The National Association of Pensioners VO/0255
Ms. Doris Bingley – National Council of Women VO/0020
Ms. Karen Buttigieg – National Parents Society for Persons with Disability (NPSPD) VO/0156
Ms. Roberta Farrugia Debono – Malta Federation of Professional Associations VO/0168
Mr. Joseph Gerada – Fondazzjoni Sebh VO/1622
Mr. Robert Farrugia – Missio Malta VO/1178

Health and Special Needs Sector
Dr. Corinne Wood – Dr. Klown VO/0582
Ms. Gertrude Buttigieg – Malta Health Network VO/0076
Ms. Gemma Sirol – St. John Ambulance VO/1399

Education, Youth and Sports Sector
Mr. Leslie Bonnici – The Scout Association of Malta VO/0311
Mr. Damien Attard – Right 2 Smile VO/0583
Ms. Laura Cunningham – Sport Journalist Association VO/674

Environmental and Animal Welfare Sector
Mr. Felix Farrugia – The Malta Rabbit Club VO/1291
Ms. Mary Gaerty – Association of Recyclers – Malta VO/1257

Arts and Culture Sector
Dr. Noel Camilleri – Ghaqda Kazini tal-Banda VO/0055
Mr. James Licari – Malta Association of Professional Conservator-Restorers MAPCO-Re VO/0825

Gozo VOs Sector
Mr. Saviour Grech – Gozo NGO Association VO/0145
Mr. Marnol Sultana – Socjeta’ Filarmonika Santa Marija  VO/0238


VOs are to note that since the voting will be done online through the VO funding portal,,  VOs are to be registered with the same portal preferably by Friday the 15th November office hours so they may be given access to vote on Saturday.

Instructions related to the voting system are found below:



In case of enquiries kindly contact MCVS during office hours on 2248 1110 or by email

We encourage the participation of all VOs so that the council may be an active and true representative of the same sector.