Youth Advisory Council

Voices For Vermont’s Children is building a youth advisory council to act as a voice for the youth of Vermont and ensure that our agenda accurately reflects the needs of young people in our state. The council acts as both a guiding presence for our work as well as plays an active role in advocating for our mission.

Vermont youth ages 14-20 are encouraged to APPLY to join our youth advisory council. APPLY NOW for the 2019-2020 school year.


Voices Youth Council Member Description

Opportunity Description:

●  Participate in monthly meetings to receive legislative updates, discuss and prioritize issues impacting youth, advise Voices on youth needs, and create and implement projects in support of legislative goals.

●  Participate in Voices conferences by attending and/or creating youth driven training opportunities

●  Engage in advocacy and direct project work to support priority legislation

●  Receive trainings related to leadership development, team building, non-profit and advocacy

●  Provide a direct voice for youth in Voices policy work


Desired Qualifications:

●  Youth between the ages of 14-20 who are interested in improving the quality of life for all young people in Vermont

●  Commitment to participate in monthly meetings located at our Montpelier office and commit to a full school year. Virtual attendance for some meetings is possible.

●  Ability to attend periodic trainings and events

●  Support for voices legislative work and engagement in advocacy projects as determined by group

●  An interest in growing leadership skills


Skill Building Opportunities:

●  Learn about and directly engage in the legislative process over the course of an entire legislative session

●  Build leadership skills

●  Learn about non-profit structure and career paths

●  Engage in project and advocacy work to directly impact the lives of all of Vermont’s children

●  Potential opportunities to engage in other statewide youth boards and conference

●  Opportunity to become proficient in transferable skills. Meets LE for Citizenship