The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) is seeking a diverse and passionate group of young people aged between 13-25 to represent the voices and opinions of young people across Australia and help influence projects within NAPCAN.
What’s the Objective?
NAPCAN strongly values the voices of youth and is inspired by the opportunities, ideas, and solutions that young people have to offer. This Youth Advisory Council aims to create positive and lasting change by valuing the opinions of young people. The Council will contribute to current and future projects. This means having the Council help in the development of key projects through planning, design, and purpose. NAPCAN has many programs for students and the community that are constantly being updated. Content analysis, review and feedback will also be a part of the Youth Council. It is important to us at NAPCAN to have your opinion included in these changes. Most importantly, we hope to achieve a sense of belonging and community amongst the Youth Advisory Council, and spark conversation and ideas.
What Are We Looking For?
We are seeking:
Who Are We?
NAPCAN is a national organisation dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of Australia’s children and young people. We differ from most organisations working in the field of child abuse and neglect, in that we are primarily focused on PREVENTION. NAPCAN runs many programs within communities and schools across Australia that deliver Respectful Relationship, consent and child safety education.
NAPCAN is full of driven and passionate staff and works with all levels of government, businesses, community services and organisations, families and individuals for the betterment of children and young people in our shared community. To find out more about NAPCAN, our programs and achievements you can visit our website- https://www.napcan.org.au/
Frequency of Meetings?
Knowledge and Skills
Certificate and Connections
Members of the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) are expected to:
*Previous committee experience is not necessary.
How Can I Apply?
Applications for NAPCAN’s Youth Advisory Council close on the Friday 19th of August 2022 at https://form.jotform.com/222008629186053. Please answer the questions through a video, in a song, written form, or however you feel most comfortable.
*Note, there are limited positions available, which are selected in accordance with the criteria and application. If you do not meet this criteria there may be future opportunities to apply for other Youth Advisory Councils for NAPCAN or you may contact us. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding the application process or to be notified about future opportunities if they arise.
NAPCAN acknowledges that this was written on the land of the Gadigal and Birrabirragal people, the traditional custodians of the land. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.