Groundwork has today announced it is recruiting up a Youth Advisory Board – made up of 15 volunteers aged 16 – 24 – to help the charity champion the cause of young people across the UK.
Members of the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will support Groundwork to unlock the creativity and vision of young people to tackle environmental and social issues by advising on the charity’s approach to business planning, fundraising and campaign development.
The YAB will be drawn from diverse backgrounds from across the UK and will serve a term of 12 months.
“Being part of the YAB has not only helped me to feel more a part of my community, through making connections relevant to me, but it has taught me use my voice to change things for the better”, said Taryn, 18, who sat on the 2019 Youth Advisory Board.
“The YAB is a diverse hub of enthusiastic, intelligent and optimistic change makers from all backgrounds shaping issues from a variety of perspectives. I’d definitely recommend the role,” added Kirsten, 17, who also sat on last year’s YAB.
Graham Duxbury, national chief executive of Groundwork UK, said:
We’re looking forward to working with a fresh intake of Youth Advisory Board members from January 2020 onwards. We see the work of this advisory board as being vital to our ongoing commitment to improving youth participation throughout our organisation and to developing leadership roles for young people.