Become a Youth Leader

Interested in becoming a Youth Leader?

Want to make an impact in your community? 

Passionate about youth voices being heard?

Kick-start your leadership ambitions and add to your CV by becoming a Youth Leader.

The programme is open to those living in the Ashburton District between the ages of 12 and 24.  As a Youth Leader, you will gain knowledge, insight, experience and contacts right here in the Ashburton District.

Our vision is to have empowered and engaged young people, working towards a thriving community.
You will have an active role in delivering youth-focused events and activities to the local community.
You will increase awareness of youth issues, service, facilities and the Ashburton Youth Council.
We will support you through mentoring, training and skill development.

The Ashburton Youth Council aims to:
Provide a forum and engage young people in Ashburton District Council’s decision-making processes
Increase the Council’s understanding of young people’s perspectives and needs

Applications for 2021 will open in October 2020 and close in December 2020.  Places are limited, so if you are interested in becoming a candidate get your application in!

Eligibility and selection criteria

Places in the Ashburton Youth Council are limited to twelve or less.  Youth Leaders will be selected by a panel using the following criteria:​
Aged between 12 and 24 years​
Living in the Ashburton District
Passionate about youth voices being heard
Available for monthly meetings, held on the first Wednesday of every month from 4.00pm to 6.00pm
Can commit to approximately two to five volunteer hours per month
Nominated by a current Mayor, Councillor, Methven Community Board members, Rakaia Community Association member, Member of Parliament
Applications must include a letter of support from the nominator 
Applications must include a copy of your current C.V.

The selection panel will consist of two ADC Councillors, ADC Council Liaison Officer, ADC Communications Manager, ADC Economic Development Manager​

Read the full 2020 prospectus
Read the strategic plan
Download and complete the application form
Interested in becoming a mentor – download the prospectus

Page reviewed: 19 Feb 2020 11:00am