The Opportunity

The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth). They work with organisations, communities and individuals to make health a central part of our daily lives. The focus of our work is on promoting good health and preventing ill-health.

VicHealth want to help create a Victoria where no young person is denied a future that is healthy. No matter what their postcode, bank balance, background or ability.

Their community champions are everyday Victorians across the state, aged 18-25.

Have a look at this document (pdf) that describes the opportunity or scroll down for more!

What does it involve 

Future Healthy community champions care about:

  1. Creating neighbourhoods and spaces where people feel safe, welcome and confident to be physically active
  2. Redefining how we think about healthy eating and access to delicious, affordable and culturally appropriate food
  3. Building meaningful social connections and inclusive environments

This is your chance to have your say and input into a state-wide program to improve young people’s health. You will inspire other young people to share their stories and be heard.

VicHealth want to share your story and everyday experiences to help!

As a Future Healthy community champion, you’ll join a group of 12 Victorians aged 18-25 who will share their real stories and lived experiences to help build a healthier Victoria.

VicHealth want to hear how you access delicious, affordable and culturally appropriate food and how you connect with others. It might be a challenge you are trying to work through, or a personal story about one of these topics. You might have a great idea to support young people to get active, access great food or connect to others.

What will you get out of it

Payments
If you become a Future Healthy community champion, you will receive $1500 for your time in sharing and filming your story.
If you attend any events as a Future Healthy community champion, VicHealth will also pay you an hourly rate of $50.

Travel
If you need to travel to get to a Future Healthy event or interview, VicHealth will cover your travel costs.

Learn new skills
VicHealth will provide training to assist with your involvement – they mean it when they say no experience is needed. They will teach you how the media works, and how to take part in media interviews – for TV, radio, newspaper and more. They will also give you the tools to navigate conversations and better present yourself on social media.

Networking
You can grow your network and make new connections. You’ll also be able to provide feedback directly to organisations trying to build a healthier future for you and your friends.

Meaningful contribution
It’s your chance to have your say and input into a state-wide health initiative. Your story will help inspire ideas within the community to improve young people’s health.

About you?

Do you answer yes to the following?

  • I am between 18 – 25 years old
  • I live in Victoria
  • I am comfortable sharing my story
  • I am comfortable with my image  being used and appearing in video. VicHealth will make sure you see these before they are released
  • I am comfortable speaking with journalists and at local events.
    Don’t worry, there will always be there to support you and provide you with any tools or training you might need
  • I can attend media and social media training (TBC in person or online)

No previous experience is needed. VicHealth will give you the tools you need and you don’t need to be working or studying in health.

If your English isn’t great, VicHealth can support you through translation, support people and making sure you have time to work at your own pace.

VicHealth want to hear from young people of all backgrounds, that reflect the diversity of our community.

We want to hear from YOU.

Register Your Interest Now!

 If you think this sounds like a great opportunity for you, register your interest by clicking here to fill out the application form.

You can always ask someone you know to help you fill in the form, or you can get in touch with us for help. 

 Please see the contact us information below: 

  • If you have any questions or need any help 

  • Want to speak to a YACVic staff member and have us fill out the form 

  • If you would rather respond/apply via video or email 

Commitment to Child Safety 

YACVic is a child safe organisation. By taking part in our opportunities, you agree to join us in our commitment to child safety

Accessibility & Inclusion  

At YACVic, we take access and inclusion seriously. We are committed to making every event as accessible and inclusive as possible for all members of our community. If you have a specific access request, would like further information or want to provide any suggestions, we would love to hear from you. 

Contact Us 

For any questions, concerns or support please contact Nuriyah Haque, Participation & Events Officer at nhaque@yacvic.org.au or Sam Champion, Participation & Development Manager on 0438 072 200.