Red Cross Volunteer Position: TAS Youth Advisory Committee Member

Nic McBride

6 April 2017 11:55 pm Australia/Hobart

Dr. Kat Faludi-Ball, 6235 6016

    Work type: Volunteer in Australia

    Location: Tasmania

    The Tasmanian Youth Advisory Committee (TasYAC) is made up of young people (between 18 and 30). The central role of TasYAC is to provide a youth voice and advice to the Boards and staff of Red Cross, contribute to more inclusive and meaningful youth engagement and raise awareness of the work that Red Cross does in the community.

    It is a great opportunity to connect with other like minded people from diverse backgrounds, learn more about the work of Red Cross in Australia and internationally, create positive change for young people/ in your community and develop a large range of skills, all while having fun and making new friends!

    No previous experience with this type of position is required and support and training will be available. Knowledge and experience in volunteering at Red Cross is desirable, but not essential.

    As a TasYAC member, you will:

    • Attend monthly TasYAC meetings, an annual planning day and annual weekend, the required training
    • Contribute to, and participate in discussions and decision making
    • Support the involvement and voice of all young people at all levels of the Australian Red Cross.
    • Build relationships with, and advocate for young people both within and outside the Australian Red Cross
    • Promote the local, national and international work of the Australian Red Cross to other young people
    • Help to recruit new TasYAC members

    Key requirements/ Competencies:

    • Aged between 18 and 30 (inclusive)
    • Interested in working with a broad range of people, especially young people from diverse backgrounds
    • Enjoys working in a team
    • Reliable and flexible
    • Committed to the fundamental principles of Red Cross
    • Available to attend no less than 80% of meetings, as well as the planning weekend/day

    Further information or to apply

    Contact: Dr. Kat Faludi-Ball, Senior Manager Community Programs and Service Development,  6235 6016