Dalyellup Youth Collective

Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm, Dalyellup

group of children in front of aboriginal mural

The Dalyellup Youth Collective (DYC) is a volunteer group of young people aged 12-17 years who live, work or study in the Shire of Capel.

The DYC brings together young people who want to develop themselves and make a difference in their community. DYC is focused on empowering youth-led, youth-driven projects that give young people the ability to organise and lead projects that benefit their communities.

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 DYC, support the Shire’s Youth Services Strategy and advocate for local youth issues.

You will represent the DYC 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
  • Be curious about learning, life, and community
  • Have an empathic or compassionate nature
  • Have a desire to understand as well as learn from other DYC 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
  • DYC t-shirt
  • Fully catered meetings
  • Build connections and make friends within the local community

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 Dalyellup Youth 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 Wednesday during weeks 2-10 of school terms from 3:30-5:00 pm at Yallo Dalyellup and at certain weekday or weekend events, depending on your availability.

How can I apply?

Complete and return the Registration Form to the Shire of Capel Office or email it to info@capel.wa.gov.au and we will be in touch with more information

Apply Here

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