The Koorie Youth Council, formerly known as The Victorian Indigenous Youth Advisory Council (VIYAC) is a state-wide network of volunteer Indigenous young people between 12 and 25 years who provide a voice to government and community on issues of importance to them.
The Koorie Youth Council is an avenue for Indigenous young people to come together and voice their ideas, passions and interests, in a safe, structured and supportive environment. The Koorie Youth Council is committed to supporting and encouraging all who become involved to build their skills and capacity.
The Koorie Youth Council receives funding support from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria. It is a community-based volunteer program, which is not for profit.
The KYC is currently seeking expressions of interest from young people interested in becoming a member of the KYC Executive.
There are currently a number of vacancies available and we are looking for young people who are passionate about making their voices heard and leading positive change in their community.
The Executive is the KYC’s governing committee - made up entirely of Aboriginal young people – who work together to lead and direct the work of the KYC.
To become a member of the Executive, you must be:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- between 16-25 years of age
- a resident of Victoria
- able to commit to meetings in person four times per year (on weekends)
- able to commit to other active involvement in the work of the Koorie Youth Council (i.e. engaging online, representation at workshops/conferences etc.)
Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 14 October 2016
For further information please contact Elisha Douglas, Project Officer on (03) 9267-3704.