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Youth Ambassadors

East Gippsland Shire Council Youth Ambassadors is a group of young people aged 12-25 who are passionate about creating positive change in their local community.

 

Becoming a Youth Ambassador provides an opportunity for young people to discuss youth issues, have a meaningful engagement with the established Council and have a say about the future of their community.

 

Youth Ambassadors are instigators of positive change for young people in East Gippsland and their mission is to ensure young people are engaged and feel as valued citizens in the community.

 

Youth Ambassadors participate in training opportunities, community consultations and events as well as develop and implement their own action plan with goals and ambitions they work towards achieving each year.

 

Applications open for 2019 program

 

Council is calling for applications from young people to join its dedicated Youth Ambassadors program. Applications close Thursday 18 January.

 

Youth Ambassador application form

 

 

The 2018 Youth Ambassadors have been part of:

  • many community events,
  • awareness raising activities,
  • the successful Youth Week Colour Fest,
  • fundraising opportunities, and
  • training sessions including violence prevention, event management, cultural awareness and Teen Mental Health First Aid.

The Youth Ambassadors have created great things for the youth of East Gippsland over the past four years, and are planning much more for 2019.

 

Council is looking for a young people with different interests and backgrounds – no previous experience is necessary, and we encourage applicants from across East Gippsland (help with travel is provided), applicants can follow the easy online application process.

 

The Youth Ambassadors have strong links with council and youth-focused agencies to allow the ideas of young people to be turned into real action.

 

Youth Ambassadors participate in a range of training opportunities to build their leadership skills and introduce them to the world of local government. The group meets regularly to discuss youth issues, help organise youth and community events, take part in a variety of leadership forums and development activities.

 

Youth Ambassadors also represent East Gippsland at youth-focused meetings and conferences across the state, such as Youth Parliament and the Victorian Youth Summit.

Like the Youth Voice of East Gippsland Facebook page to have the opportunity to have a say, be inspired and hear about great upcoming opportunities for young people across East Gippsland!

 

For further information about the program, please contact the Youth Engagement Officer on (03) 5153 9500

 

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