Western Australia seeks National Youth Week ambassador

Western Australia seeks National Youth Week ambassador

Gemma Robins

Western Australia is seeking a creative and motivated young person to be the voice of National Youth Week celebrations in WA in 2016.

Youth Minister Tony Simpson said nominations were now open for a National Youth Week ambassador who will take a lead role in WA’s annual calendar of events for young people.

“This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for an inspirational young person with emerging leadership skills,” Mr Simpson said.

“The ambassador will have the opportunity to promote, inform and influence National Youth Week events in WA.

“With 18.7 per cent of people in the State aged 12-25, WA has the fastest growing population of young people in Australia.

“National Youth Week celebrates our youngest community members and the ambassador will play an important role in guiding and promoting this important and fun week of recognition.”

The Minister said the ambassador was a volunteer role and the successful applicant would work with a National Youth Week planning committee comprising young people, as well as Propel Youth Arts and the Department of Local Government and Communities, in the lead-up to and during the week.

The ambassador would be required to attend National Youth Week events where necessary and to help assess National Youth Week grant applications.

To be eligible, candidates must be aged between 18 and 25 years (not 26 before 17 April 2016), accessible by phone and email and available for meetings and media activities relating to National Youth Week 2016.

National Youth Week 2016 is presented by Propel Youth Arts in partnership with the Department of Local Government and Communities

Applications are available at www.dlgc.wa.gov.au and must be received by 5pm on Friday 4 September 2015.

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