About this opportunity
The Youth Advisory Collective (YAC) brings young people together who want to develop themselves and make a different in their community. YAC is focused on empowering youth-led, youth-driven projects which give young people the ability to organise and lead projects which give young people the ability to organise and lead projects that benefit their communities.
As part of the role you will:
• Participate in fortnightly YAC meetings; • Raise a positive profile of young people in the community; • Attend community and youth activities to promote YAC, support the City’s Youth Services Strategy and advocate for youth issues; • Represent YAC at City of Cockburn organised events, as appropriate; • Identify opportunities to promote YAC and increase membership and youth participation; • Discuss and decide the outcome of grants applications; • Induct new YAC members; and • Organise a timetable of events and activities for the YAC, once endorsed at a meeting.
You will in return for volunteering gain the following:
• Build connections and make friends within the local community • Opportunity to gain experience in:
o Organising community events and projects o Working as part of a team o Improving written and verbal communication skills o Public speaking o Social media and marketing o Minute taking o Better knowledge of local government o Valuable volunteer opportunity to include in your resume
Must live, work or attend school in Cockburn and be aged 12-24 years.
Attendance at fortnightly meetingsSuitable for
- Work Experience
- Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
- Fundraising & Events
- Governance, Boards & Committees
- Mediation & Advocacy