The Youth Advisory Group is responsible for co-producing the conference with MacEwan University and IAVE. This group will ensure that all planning and development is taken forward with a youth-led approach and with a global perspective. The group will comprise of young people ages 16-30 from around the world (50% from Edmonton, the host city) and would commit to being involved in the planning process for 12-18 moths prior to the event.
Through the open application process, two representatives from each region (Africa, Arab Nations, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America) will be selected to serve in the Youth Advisory Group. This group will be co-chaired by the IAVE Board Representative for Youth, Yvette Tackie, and the MacEwan University Student Representative.
- Build community with other committees to build the agenda for the Summit.
- Brainstorm and co-create the theme of Summit.
- Work with IAVE Youth Board Advisor and McEwan University Student Representative to create and plan the agenda for the Summit.
- Plan and design activities for the Summit.
- Take forward ideas and suggestions from the planning committee into actionable activities.
- Generate and build interest in the Summit in their region via social media.
- Ensure the execution of the budget with Conference Advisors.
- Propose and create an action plan of involving NGOs, youth volunteering organizations, Government and other stakeholders in participating in the Summit.
- Propose avenues of securing funds for the Summit.
- Attend weekly advisory meetings.
- Facilitate group norms and meetings with local organizing committee.
- Provide guidance in terms of barriers for project.
- Gather supplies for youth activities.
- Hold leadership roles in their volunteering organizations
- Have experience in planning, managing and supervising youth conferences
- Can commit 10 hours per week for first 12 months and 15-18 hours in the 6 months leading up to the Summit.
- Can travel to Canada for the Summit.
- Have devices with adequate internet access to attend online meetings.
- Have basic proficiency in English (oral and written).
An ideal candidate is:
- Nonjudgemental and a team player
- Motivated, honest and creative
- Aware of global and regional trends in youth volunteering
- Committed and solution-oriented
Deadline to apply is March 20, 2021.