Youth Council Opportunity

21 February 2011

The Wellington City Youth Council is seeking three young people to join their awesome team for 2011.

The Council's Youth Advisor encouraging young people to join the Youth Council

The Council's Youth Advisor encouraging young people to join the Youth Council

If you are aged between 12 and 24 years and live within the Wellington city boundaries, we'd love to hear from you. Applications close 4 March 2011.

The Council meets regularly to provide a voice for young people. It works on youth-related projects and advises the Council on issues that affect the city's youth.

They have recently completed a project about the Alcohol Reform Bill. Young people's opinions were canvassed through a survey, social media and their own wider networks on the advertising, price, and purchase age of alcohol. Their next challenge is to prepare a presentation to follow up their great work.

Upcoming projects include:

  • Canvassing opinions on public transport - particularly student fares on buses
  • The Almost Amazing Race
  • The Regional Youth Council hui

For more information on how to get involved, contact Youth Advisor Georgie Rhoades on (04) 803 8793 or email georgina.rhoades@wcc.govt.nz.