The Youth Council's main roles are to :
- help and advise the Council on how to help grow a great city where young people can thrive and contribute to the Council's priorities
- provide added insight (a youth perspective) to the Council to solve problems in a changing world
- develop the capabilities of its members (including leadership and engaging more widely with youth).
The Terms of Reference describes what the Youth Council does.
Wellington Youth Council - Terms of Reference (78KB PDF) | Text Version (17KB RTF)
The Youth Council is open to young Wellingtonians:
- aged 14 to 24 years
- living within Wellington's city boundaries.
If you're not sure whether or not you live within the boundaries, check out the Wellington wards map (218KB PDF).
Members must be able to work with other people in a team, be proactive and committed to attending regular meetings.
In addition to attending Youth Council meetings, members are expected to work on at least two project working groups during a year.
There is a maximum of 20 members. Members will be representative of a variety of
- gender and sexual orientations
- geographical locations
- educational levels
- employment statuses
- cultural backgrounds.
The Youth Council appoints new members once a year in July. Members are appointed for one-year terms. Members can apply for additional terms.