MYWA - Maroondah Youth Wellbeing Advocates

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 About MYWA   

MYWA provides a paid opportunity for young people aged 15 to 25 to collaborate with Council for 12 months, ensuring that the voices and perspectives of young people are included in decision-making.

What we do

As part of MYWA, young people work with the Council to:

  • Provide their perspectives to inform Council strategies, plans and projects
  • Undertake consultations with Council teams to explore meaningful ways to engage with young people
  • Participate in Council events, bringing youth voice to the front of these activities

Benefits of joining MYWA

  • MYWA offers young people the chance to develop and apply leadership and professional skills, while utilising their strengths to make a positive impact in their community
  • Members work collaboratively with a team of likeminded young people, building connections in a fun and supportive environment
  • Participants are paid $20 per hour for their time and contribution

Meeting details

MYWA meetings take place on the last Wednesday of each month from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Realm in Ringwood.  Snacks are provided!


Recruitment for the 2024 MYWA program is now closed for general applications. 

Want to learn more about a typical MYWA meeting?

Follow us on a typical MYWA meeting(PDF, 12MB)

MYWA is supported by the Victorian Government through the Engage! program.

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