The Hills Shire Council is looking for young people who are passionate about their local community and are keen to represent their fellow youth at a Local Government level.
Submissions are now open for Council’s Youth Ambassadors program.
The program allows young people to learn more about their local Council, as well as policy, design and innovation, while also gaining valuable leadership skills in the process.
Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said it was also a fun way to volunteer and give back, whilst ensuring young people feel engaged and valued in the community.
“Our Youth Ambassadors have a diverse range of skills, abilities and backgrounds. But what remains consistent is their passion and commitment to ensuring young people’s voices are heard,” Mayor Byrne said.
“Hayley and Anthony, our current Youth Ambassadors, have done a wonderful job. One of their most notable activities was creating a social media video series aimed at improving youth mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I thank Hayley and Anthony for everything they have done for The Hills Shire and I can’t wait to see what they do next.
“I encourage our young people to apply. This is a worthwhile experience, and one that allows you to set goals and to achieve them,” Mayor Byrne added.
The program is open to young people aged between 15 to 24 years who live in The Hills Shire local government area.
Those who are successful could sit on local youth advisory committees, attend Hills Youth Service Network or other relevant interagency meetings or represent young people at functions and events throughout The Hills in a ceremonial capacity.
To nominate yourself or someone else, visit The Hills Shire Council’s website (www.thehills.nsw.gov.au) and search “Youth Ambassador” and complete the online application form.
Nominations close at 5pm on Monday, March 22.