Doncaster Youth Council

Doncaster Youth Council is a local organisation where young peoples voices are heard.

Who we are

We are a diverse group of local young people (aged 11-19) who want to ensure the voices of the young people in Doncaster are heard. We work to ensure young people have a say in the decisions that are made within Doncaster.

What we do

  • We provide a forum for young people to have a voice on the things that matter
  • We represent and communicate the views of young people to the decision makers and the wider community
  • We raise the profile of young people in a positive way
  • We encourage young people to be good citizens so they act with understanding and communicate between themselves and their communities.
  • We highlight the issues affecting young people

Youth Council - What we do video clip

Our priorities

Make Your Mark

This year a total of 5,603 individual young people participated in the Make Your Mark (MYM) vote. This equates to 19.49% of the 11-18 population age, Doncaster exceeded the national average turnout which was 16.60%. The two areas of the borough with the highest percentage turn out rate was Central and the South areas. The top 3 priorities for 2016 identified by young people across Doncaster are:

  1. Transport - Make public transport cheaper, better and more accessible for all
  2. Curriculum for Life - Schools should cover topics including finance, sex and relationships and politics in the curriculum
  3. First Aid Training for all young people

The two national campaigns voted for at the House of Commons sitting are: Votes at 16 and Curriculum for Life

Doncaster Youth Council elections

  • Want to make a difference?
  • Want to have your say?
  • Want to get the voices of young people heard?

Then become a Youth Councillor! Here's what you need to know:

What the role involves

  • Representing the views of young people living in Doncaster
  • Sharing ideas and campaigning for change on the issues that matter
  • Organising and attending meetings
  • Meet with decision makers
  • Attend local, regional and national meetings.

Skills you might need

There aren't any specific skills or qualifications needed to become a Youth Councillor but it may help if you are:

  • Confident
  • Enthusiastic
  • Organised

What's in it for you

This is a chance for you to make a difference by getting involved in a range of different opportunities. On this journey you will meet new people and visit new places whilst working to improve the lives of young people in Doncaster.

How to apply

You can apply to become a Youth Councillor by either downloading a copy of the application form or following the link below to access the online e-form.

Doncaster Youth Council application form 

Get in touch

You can also get involved by following us on Facebook 

www.facebook.com/Doncaster-Youth-Council

If you wish to speak to a member of the Youth Council you can email:

Youth.Council@doncaster.gov.uk

or alternatively call Deborah Burton, Partnership and Engagement Officer on 01302 862493

 

Last updated: 17 January 2017 13:48:41