What is IYAC?
The Ipswich Youth Advisory Council (IYAC) is a committee that acts as a voice for other Ipswich young people. IYAC collect the views of young people through links with community groups, schools, youth centres, clubs and other youth councils and then communicates these to the Ipswich City Council.
What's in it for me?
Being a part of IYAC allows you to make a real impact in your community, other benefits are:
- Develop leadership, event planning, business administration and teamwork skills
- Opportunity to work with and collaborate with other community groups
- Form networks and contacts
- Learn how local government works, and be a part of the process
Who we're looking for
The Ipswich City Council is looking for young people aged between 12-17 living in the Ipswich region who are:
- Dedicated, enthusiastic and committed to young people and current affairs issues
- Interested in becoming involved in youth events and activities
- Able to listen and respect the views of his/her peer group
- Take their membership and the responsibilities of this role seriously
Responsibilities of IYAC members
- All applicants will have to be prepared to commit to the Ipswich Youth Advisory for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of two years unless they turn 18 and/or leave school during the term of appointment
- Attend meetings which will be held monthly on Mondays from 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm and more frequently as required
- Participate in local community events, forums and activities
IYAC membership applications
Membership applications for 2017 are now open - please download, complete and return the application form before 16 December 2016:
IYAC Information and Application Kit 2017 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
For further information please contact:
The Youth Development Officer on (07) 3810 6645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org