Interested in building your leadership skills? HandsOn Twin Cities is seeking young leaders who are involved with service and volunteerism to become a part of their Youth Advisory Board. If you are a 14-to-18-year-old who is interested in developing your leadership skills, engaging with youth around community issues, and participating in meetings and events, this may be a great opportunity for you!
Abby Gaul, Youth Engagement Coordinator at HandsOn Twin Cities, writes:
“The HandsOn Twin Cities Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a group of high school students committed to service and volunteerism. The YAB has been in existence for 2 years, and we are currently accepting applications for a third year! The YAB is a great opportunity for students to learn leadership skills, build their resume, learn about important community issues, get connected with the nonprofit world, meet other local youth, and have fun!
Specific things they do/work on are:
* plan/manage service projects for other youth
* review and revise HandsOn Twin Cities youth programs
* meet with local nonprofits to help them better engage youth volunteers
* participate in fun service projects and activities as a group
* participate in (and help with the organization of) events like the Volunteer Expo at the Mall of America
* hang out with other youth!
This summer, we’re hoping to get YAB members involved in working with younger youth to learn about community issues and build service projects together, which I think will be really fun and interesting!”
Applications for the Youth Advisory Board are due April 2nd, 2012. More information is available on the HandsOn Twin Cities website at www.handsontwincities.org, or feel free to be in touch with Abby at [email protected]!