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. 

Role Description

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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