The Youth Advisory Committee

The 2016-2017 Youth Advisory Committee is now recruiting. If you are interested in becoming a Youth Advisory Committee member please contact The Youth Employment Center at 403-268-2490.

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of enthusiastic and motivated young people aged 15 - 24 interested in volunteering for The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre. This volunteer group runs, September - June. Volunteers provide YEC an essential youth perspective, giving advice that ensures YEC continues to offer beneficial services to youth.

A Volunteer Opportunity

  • The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) Youth Advisory Committee Member

Position Description

  • Attend and participate in monthly meetings
  • Engage in special projects
  • Brainstorm and identify employment and career needs of youth
  • Problem solve with group to improve the Youth Employment Centre's services
  • Work with YEC staff and other youth
  • Participate in skills development and training

Location

  • The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre, located at: (2nd Floor) 315 10th Avenue S.E.

Time Commitment

  • The Youth Advisory Committee runs September 2015-June 2016. The committee will meet the two Wednesdays each month from 4:30-6pm. Participants should expect to spend approximately 5-7 hours per month attending meetings or working on special projects.

Related Skills and Interests

  • Consulting/Advising
  • Career Development
  • Employment Skills
  • Peer Support
  • Leadership Development

Requirements & Certifications

  • 15-24 years of age
  • Desire to improve career and employment services for youth in the Calgary area
  • Willingness to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours a month, attend meetings regularly and participate in special projects as needed
  • A screening interview will be conducted for all potential volunteers, which may include reference checks

Training

  • No previous experience necessary
  • Committee members will receive on the job training, orientation, and ongoing support

Benefits

  • Develop communication, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Network with others
  • Enhance and expand your resume
  • Gain valuable volunteer experience
  • Opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas!

View the YAC Video

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