Youth Committees

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Youth Parliament Team

YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament is a program designed to give young Victorians a chance to be heard at the highest levels of State Government, on a wide range of issues relevant to young people's lives.

The participants will receive training in public speaking and leadership at residential camps, as they research issues they’re passionate about.  From this research they will develop a Bill, which they will then debate in Victorian Parliament over three days in July.

The program provides a great personal and professional development opportunity, and the bills that are handed to the relevant Ministers, provide the government with insight into what issues are important to young Victorians.

The program involves two residential camps at YMCA Lake Dewar lodge, Myrniong. The training weekend, held on the May, trains the participants on parliamentary etiquette, public speaking and gives participants a chance to meet each other and grow their skills.  The Youth Parliament program culminates in a week long residential camp in June, of which 3 days of debate in Parliament House, with the remainder of the time spent at the campsite in preparation and taking part in resilience and leadership building sessions.

For more information call (03) 5018 8100 or email youthservices@mildura.vic.gov.au

FreeZa Youth-Led Crew

Mildura Rural City Council’s FReeZA program is part of the Victorian State Government funded initiative that gives young people the opportunity to lead the planning and staging of events for other young people in their local community. 

Why should I join the FReeZA Youth Led Crew?

  • Develop your communication skills, public speaking and conflict resolution
  • Grow you leadership and advocacy skills
  • Gain confidence working in a team
  • Get connected to likeminded other young people and the wider community
  • Gain volunteering experience

When meeting and activities are to be held?

All meetings and activities are held outside of school hours. 

What will my role be?

  • To plan and deliver events and activities for young people
  • Attend meetings and celebrations 
  • Attend training or workshops (this is not compulsory)
  • Let us know If you cannot attend meetings
  • Work cooperatively with other members in the team
  • Be involved in volunteering
  • Promote FReeZA activities

How often will the meetings be?

Our preferred method is that we meet face to face at least a couple of times a term, due to the current restrictions this may need to happen via skype or phone.

What will Youth Staff do?

Mildura Rural City Council Youth services staff will provide the following support;

  • Identify and plan training
  • Provide adequate supervision of all young people 
  • Provide all catering and resources young people will need to be an active member of the committee
  • Assist with transport, if needed (depending on Covid19 restrictions)
  • Organise a celebration dinner
  • Provide written references

For more information call (03) 5018 8100 or email youthservices@mildura.vic.gov.au