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Youth Advisory Group nomination form

The aim of the Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is to create a mutually respectful partnership with young people in the City of Karratha, so that young people’s ideas, skills, perspectives and contributions are valued. The City of Karratha invites the voice of young people to input into a range of City functions. Nominations close Monday, 2 March 2020.

City of Karratha Youth Advisory Group members must:

  • Be aged between 11 and 24 years at the age of application
  • Live in the City of Karratha
  • Be involved in the local community, for example involved in sporting clubs, community groups or volunteering 
  • Have an interest in wellbeing, community services, youth events and activities, leadership and helping other young people in the community 
  • Have the ability to work in a team, respect others and participate in group discussions as well as working independently
  • Have an ability to think about the big picture
  • Bring motivation, willingness and commitment to participate on an ongoing basis 
  • Have good communication skills – if language is an issue we will help
  • Be able to be part of the group without it interfering with other important things like school/work/uni/family  
  • Be willing to be actively involved in conversations and contribute to discussions in a variety of environments and platforms
  • Be prepared to undertake some training 

What else is really important?

  • Representation from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other cultural and language backgrounds 
  • Access to the internet and phone is important but we may be able to help with a place where you can access these

Time commitment:

In between face to face meetings once a month, contact will be maintained through email and Facebook. It is expected that you maintain regular (at least once/fortnight) contact with the group. Note that face to face meetings may be held at suitable locations across the City of Karratha. Transport with City of Karratha personnel may be available for members to utilise.  

Benefits: 

  • Meet other young people passionate about youth wellbeing, services and events
  • Develop skills in team building, leadership, organising and advocacy 
  • Contribute to planning of youth activities and opportunities, and be consulted about infrastructure, town planning, service design and development

How to get involved:

To apply to be a member of the City of Karratha Youth Advisory Group please complete the nomination form below. Only complete Nominations that meet the requirements will be considered. Nominations will be assessed after the closing date and all nominees will be advised of their nomination outcome.