The Youth Ambassador Program is a peer led committee of Council supported by our Youth Engagement Officer designed to assist local government in understanding and meeting the needs of East Gippsland youth. It’s also a fun way to volunteer and have input into planning, design and activities that you want to see in your community.
Youth Ambassadors are a group of young people aged 12 – 25 living, studying and/or working across East Gippsland who are committed to positive change in their community with the unique opportunity to influence and lead change. Made up of various ages, skills, abilities and backgrounds members are empowered and can choose areas of focus and interests to develop skills and networks in a supported and inclusive environment.
East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Mendy Urie said becoming a Youth Ambassador provides an opportunity for young people to discuss youth issues, have a meaningful engagement with 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 valued as citizens in the community. I encourage our young people to apply and 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,” Cr Urie said.
Applications for young people to join the dedicated Youth Ambassadors program close on Friday 19 February. To apply, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BE-EGYA2021