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.
Anyone between 12 and 25 years old (inclusive) can apply to join the YRG - you don’t need to be a super-brain* or have any previous experience, but you do need to be:
- passionate about young people’s rights!
- a current YACVic Member (if you are not a current member you can become a member for just $3), and
- able to attend a 4-hour meeting on one Saturday each month and able to commit to roughly the same amount of work between meetings.
We strongly encourage young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and from rural and regional Victoria to apply.
* Super-brains are still welcome too!
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.