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NSW Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) Member

Apply now Role no: 495833
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Sydney

  • 6 month term with the opportunity to extend for another 12 months
  • 2-3 hours per week
  • Meetings face-to-face or via teleconference
  • NSW based (location flexible)
  • Join the World’s largest humanitarian network

The program

The NSW Youth Advisory Committee (NSW YAC) is a governance committee of the Australian Red Cross and made up of 12 young people under the age of 30. The NSW YAC supports the organisation through the planning and delivery of youth related campaigns and events in NSW. The NSW YAC is responsible for advising the NSW Board and senior staff, designing and delivering youth engagement and mobilisation initiatives, and promoting the work of Australian Red Cross.

The opportunity

The role suits someone under the age of 30 who can commit to attending monthly meetings (face-to-face or via teleconference), lead projects and complete associated tasks outside of meeting times. You will be able to develop and implement projects based on your own skill areas and interests and work both collaboratively and independently. To be successful in this role you will have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills including a capacity to work effectively with people from a wide range of backgrounds. 

Young people from across NSW from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, young people with disabilities, young people with lived experience of homelessness, young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

The impact

As a member of the NSW YAC, you will provide advice and share your ideas on innovative ways to get young people involved in humanitarian action in NSW. You Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

For more information, please see the position description Download File VRD_Volunteer YAC Member NSW.pdf or contact Christine Stralow on 0478673584.

Please note: you will be required to upload a recent copy of your CV and a cover letter (in one document) to complete this application.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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