Capel Youth Advisory Collective 

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The Capel Youth Advisory Collective (YAC) engage in leadership and project management activities to give them the necessary skills to plan youth activities, events in initiatives within the Shire of Capel.

About This Opportunity

As a Youth Leader, you will participate in weekly 1.5-hour meetings. You will raise a positive profile of young people in our community and attend community and youth events to promote the Capel YAC, support the Shire’s Youth Services Strategy and advocate for local youth issues.

The meetings run from 4:00-5:30pm every Monday in Capel. It is free to sign up and there is catering provided each week. All training and materials are provided.

You will represent the Capel YAC at Shire of Capel-organised events, such as the Outstanding Volunteers Breakfast and Captivate Capel. Additionally, you will work together with the Youth Development Officer to increase membership and youth participation.

You will discuss and decide the outcome of grant applications. All training and materials are provided. It is free to sign up and there is catering each week.

About You

You may be seeking experience that helps you develop leadership and communication skills. Or to make a positive impact in your community. For this role you will:

  • Have good communication skills and be a great team player
  • Want to give back to your community through volunteering
  • Have a desire to understand as well as learn from other Capel YAC members
  • Have access to email and be able to undertake online and face-to-face training (internet access and a willingness to learn)
  • Prior volunteer work or community contributions is a bonus but not essential.

You Will Gain

  • Written reference/recommendation letter from the Youth Development Officer
  • Community service hours recorded (if requested by school or another organisation)
  • Skill development and training by the Shire of Capel staff and other organisations
  • Invitation to Shire volunteer ‘thank you’ events
  • Possibility of being nominated to Shire and external awards
  • Build connections and make friends within the local community
  • Experience planning youth and community events and initiatives
  • Contribute to the planning of the Inzone school holidays programs
  • Fully catered meetings

How to Become a Youth Leader

Express interest below by clicking the 'Apply' button. Once we receive your expression of interest, we will be in touch to organise an interview. We will talk you through how to join the Capel Youth Advisory Collective and start your volunteer journey. Please note, that your parent or guardian will need to complete the consent section on the online form.


Regular - more than 6 months

Time required:

Attendance at weekly meetings (1.5 hours) every Monday during weeks 2-10 of school terms from 4:00-5:30pm in Capel and at certain weekday or weekend events, depending on your availability.

What is involved?

  • Planning the Inzone school holidays program
  • Organising youth-friendly events and activities
  • Learning new skills to advocate for youth in the Shire of Capel

How can I sign up?

Complete and return the Registration Form to the Shire of Capel Office or email it to and we will be in touch with more information.

Application Form

Need more information?

If you need any further information on any of the information or activities for Youth, please contact the Youth Community Development Officer at the Shire of Capel:

Phone: 08 9727 0222 - during business hours