YWM Campaign Resources

The Youth Work Matters campaign calls on all parties to make a historic investment into the young people’s lives at the 2022 State Election, so that every young person in Victoria has the support and opportunities to achieve what they want in life.

In order for policy-makers and Victoria to take historic action on young people, we need historic support from the youth sector, young people and other supporters.

Download our full campaign resources pack here

For the Youth Sector

The Youth Work Matters campaign is a collective effort by the youth sector. You can add your voice and showcase the impact you have on young people and the community. 

Write to your local MP

Let your local member of parliament, ministers and other political candidates know about the value youth services provide to young people and the wider community.  

Download our letter templates here

Understand the economic impact of youth services

Deloitte has analysed the return on investment of youth work services. Find out how investing in young people more than pays for itself, and leads to a better future for Victoria.

Read the final report here

Share the campaign

Spread the word with your community via social media.

Download our promotional pack here

Share stories of young people you’ve supported

Share a story of how you’ve supported young people in your community. 

Fill out the form here

You can also read other youth worker stories here

For Young People

Write to your local MP

Let your local member of parliament, ministers and other political candidates know about what services and support you’d like to see for young people in your community. 

Download our letter templates here

Share the campaign

Spread the word with your community via social media.

Download our promotional pack here

Share a story of how a youth worker supported you

Share a story of how a youth worker supported you in the community. 

Fill out the form here

Join a local program for young people in your community

There’s nothing more powerful than getting involved in your local community! Look up what youth services and programs are happening in your local community, or if there are any groups you can join related to an issue you’re passionate about.

For Policymakers

Learn about why investing in young people is good for your community

Deloitte has analysed the return on investment of youth work services. Find out how investing in young people more than pays for itself, and leads to a better future for Victoria.

Read the final report here

Meet your local youth service

Visit your local youth service, and see for yourself the incredible contribution that young people and youth services have on the local community. 

Read a youth worker’s story here

If you're not sure where your local youth service is, contact us at policy@yacvic.org.au and we can connect with you.

Make a speech in Parliament

Tell your colleagues in Parliament why Youth Work Matters. Contact us at policy@yacvic.org.au for support.

Dedicate a day to meet with young people

Demonstrate your commitment to young people and acting on their concerns, by dedicating a day where you meet only with young people. Contact us at policy@yacvic.org.au

Share the campaign

Spread the word with your constituents using social media.

Download our promotional pack here

For Media

Learn about how investing in young people benefits the community

Deloitte has analysed the return on investment of youth work services. Find out how investing in young people more than pays for itself, and leads to a better future for Victoria.

Read the final report here

Write a story about a young person

You can cover our campaign by writing a story about a young person who has been supported by a youth service or a group of young people. We have case studies and young people who are eager to share their story.

Get in contact with YACVic Media and Communications Manager, Thomas Feng (he/him) via tfeng@yacvic.org.au.

Write a story about a youth service

You can cover our campaign by writing a story about a youth service and how they have supported young people to achieve their goals, despite the ongoing challenges from the pandemic. We have case studies and youth services who are eager to share their story.

Get in contact with YACVic Media and Communications Manager, Thomas Feng (he/him) via tfeng@yacvic.org.au.

Explore the Youth Work Matters Campaign

Find out more about our key asks here

Hear directly from a youth worker

Visit the main campaign page

Read the evidence and case for investing in young people

Contact Us

Contact our policy team at policy@yacvic.org.au

Contact our communications team at communications@yacvic.org.au