Don’t be bored – get on board the youth committee


Eurobodalla Council has put out the call to local 14-24-year-olds wanting more to do in the shire: help make it happen!

The Council is recruiting for its Eurobodalla Youth Committee; a group of young folk who give their views on Council plans and directions and come up with ideas for events and activities. Council staff then support the committee to bring their ideas to reality. Past initiatives include the Currents live music event, youth forums, skate workshops, silent discos, beach parties, photo competitions and more.

Traditionally youth committee members are nominated by each of the shire’s high schools, however Council’s youth development officer Michaela Burtenshaw is keen to shake it up this year.

She said the committee was Council’s ‘brains trust’ on all things youth so it was important it represented the diversity of the shire - people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander, people with disability, those from multicultural backgrounds, people who are gender diverse and those who aren’t at school up to the age of 24 are encouraged to apply.

“We’re keen to diversify the committee’s membership to include people of all different backgrounds – not just school leaders, although of course they’re valued too,” Michaela said.

“We’d love to hear from people who have never perhaps considered themselves for a leadership role, but who would like to give it a crack.

“And if you’re someone who’s always thought ‘there’s nothing to do in Eurobodalla and it’s boring’, this is your chance to make a difference and have your voice heard.”

Committee members have opportunities to grow their leadership skills, attend professional development and expand networks and relationships across local schools, the community and further afield.

Members can choose to get involved in other local, state and nationwide youth initiatives – and membership also looks great on a CV.

Meetings are usually during school hours, however this is flexible depending on new members’ availability. Transport help is available and food is provided.

To get involved, visit the youth committee page via www.esc.nsw.gov.au/youth and fill out the online form.

Above: Eurobodalla Council’s youth development officers Sophie Scobie and Michaela Burtenshaw are keen to diversify and expand the membership of the Eurobodalla Youth Committee this year. अहिंसा

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