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NOW RECRUITING! - Youth Advisory Committee

We are searching for 10 enthusiastic individuals who are driven to make a difference in the mental health landscape of the Wong Tai Sin District to join our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC).

Over a 10-month term, you’ll have a unique platform to voice your opinions and contribute to the development of this project. Moreover, you’ll play a pivotal role in organising the anticipated Youth Wellbeing Carnival in 2025.

Role of the YAC

As a member of the YAC, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the team and make a lasting impact. You will help raise awareness of mental health among your peers, promote positivity and wellbeing in the Wong Tai Sin District, and inspire a sense of unity within the community. Your role includes, but are not limited to:

2024 YAC
No. of YACs 10 youth
Time period March 2024 to January 2025 (10 months)
Roles & Responsibilities To design captivating themes and activities for the Youth Wellbeing Carnival 2025, and transition with the 2025 committee for implementation
  • Engage in consultation meetings, where your unique insights and ideas will shape and guide the implementation of the project
  • Collaborate within the committee before and after each meeting, working on tasks, like brainstorming, reviewing project content, managing administrative tasks, coordinating, researching, and designing youth-friendly elements
  • Ensure that the project aligns with the needs of youth, empowering them to improve their overall well-being
  • Obtain social-emotional and peer support training to equip you with the knowledge and skills to support peers
Meetings
(attendance is mandatory) 
Time and Dates: 
1. 20 Mar 2024 (Wed) 5pm – 7pm
2. 10 Jul 2024 (Wed) 5pm – 7pm
3. 6 Nov 2024 (Wed) 4:30pm – 7pm

The above meetings are mandatory for all members to attend*. Committee may also schedule other voluntary gatherings throughout the year if deemed necessary.

*Remarks: If a committee member is absent from any mandatory meetings without prior notification (at least 2 weeks before the meeting date) and approval, they will not be eligible to receive the committee’s Certificate of Graduation

Peer Support Training

(attendance is mandatory)

Time and Dates:
1. 4 May 2024 (Sat) 12:30pm – 5:30pm
2. 11 May 2024 (Sat) 12:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Benefits of Being a YAC

Embark on an exciting journey of personal growth and make a real impact. Here’s what you can look forward to as a committee member:

1. Elevate your resume

Explore various mental health-related issues, gaining valuable insights that will impress future employers and universities. Your involvement in this committee will demonstrate your passion and dedication to this cause.

2. Learn the inner workings of NGOs

Dive into the world of NGOs and gain practical skills in project management, leadership, and effective communication. This hand-on experience will set you apart and empower you to lead with confidence in the future!

3. Become a peer supporter

Acquire specialised training that equips you with the skills to provide support and be a source of encouragement for those around you. You’ll learn how to make a positive difference, while promoting mental well-being.

4. Recognition and volunteer hours

By attending all meetings during your term, you’ll receive a certificate of commendation and official proof of your valuable volunteer hours. Your commitment to this project will be celebrated and recognized.

5. Expand your social circle

Connect with like-minded individuals from various schools in your district! Forge lasting friendships and expand your social network and create a strong support system.

Registration Requirements
  • Age: 14-19 years old
  • Language: Ability to communicate and write in Chinese
  • Experience: While no prior experience is necessary, individuals with volunteer, event planning, leadership, or social media content development experience will be given priority consideration
  • Nomination: To apply, secure a nomination from a teacher, school social worker, or respected figure from a volunteer organisation or mentorship programme

For detailed instructions, please refer to Application Process below.

Application Process

Are you ready to make a difference? Join the 2024 Youth Advisory Committee by following these simple steps!

  1. Fill out the application form (also provided below) and get a signed nomination form (also provided below) from a teacher, social worker, principal or organisation leaders.
  2. Ensure your completed forms are submitted before 10 Mar 2024 (Sun) 11:59 PM. Late submissions will not be considered.
  3. Selected applicants will be invited for an in-person interview between 4 - 12 Mar 2024. Stay tuned for an email with all the details.

We will notify successful candidates on 14 Mar 2024 (Thu).

Application Form

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Nomination Form

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Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to contribute to the well-being of your community, while gaining invaluable skills and experiences! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Sarah Hsu, Programme Coordinator, at sarahhsu@kely.org or 2521 6890. We are here to assist you and provide any information you may need.

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