There are a number of ways that you can get involved at YACVic. You can become a member and/or take part in a number of groups and networks. We also offer internships, which you can see on the Work and Volunteer Opportunities page.
There are currently no vacancies on the YRG - new vacancies will be announced as they become available, or as part of the YRG’s annual refresh each December.
To be first to hear when there are new vacancies for the YRG, you need to become a YACVic young member (it is just $3!).
The YRG provides a forum for young people to:
- develop proposals, campaigns, and projects that relate to YACVic's overall work,
- provide advice to YACVic about our work and the way that we engage with young people, and
- provide advice to community organisations and government departments about a range of issues affecting the lives of young Victorians.
Previous YRG projects include:
- "Cop That": bridging the gap between young people and law enforcement officers, a peer led research project undertaken with Youthlaw,
- Hey did you know?, a social media campaign that provides information about opportunities for YOUth, from the youth, non-for profit and the corporate sector,
- "Keep calm and join YACVic", a campaign to increase YACVic's engagement with young Victorians.
The Youth Reference Group (we spell it ‘the YRG’ but we call it ‘the yurg’!) is a group of diverse young advocates who work with YACVic to take action on issues facing young people in Victoria. The YRG represents YACVic’s young members and promotes young people’s interests to policy-makers , politicians and the media. The group meets every month at YACVic to discuss priorities and plan projects.
The Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic) is a member-driven organisation. We know that by having a strong membership base, young people and youth issues will be heard. YACVic’s vision is for a Victorian community in which all young people are valued as active participants, have their rights respected and are treated fairly and with respect.