Share your voice and ideas with decision-makers

Are you a CREATE Young Consultant who has used your voice in Youth Advisory Groups (YAGs), at the CREATE conference or in other ways? Take your passion for changing the care system to the next level by joining a Young Person Board or Committee. 

What are Boards and Committees?

  • Boards and Committees are ways to have influence and be involved in decision-making processes
  • They are opportunities to share your ideas, experiences and perspectives with decision-makers in group meetings with other people who bring their own perspectives and ideas.

Why join a Board or Committee?

“I like being involved because it helps me to get a better perspective on what’s happening in the out-of-home care sector. It also is a great way to meet new people and gain new knowledge”

  • Being on a Board or Committee is great for your resume and work experience
  • In most cases you will receive compensation for your valuable time
  • Your input will help to improve the lives of those in care and with a care experience.

FAQs

We have opportunities to join Boards and Committees all around Australia. We usually meet online but there can sometimes be face-to-face meetings. This means that these opportunities are inclusive of where you live, whether that’s in a big City or rural or regional area.

If you are not old enough or don’t have enough experience to participate in a Board or Committee just yet, CREATE has Youth Advisory Groups, consultation opportunities and events you can get involved in right now! Contact your State team for more ways to get involved.

Board and Committee memberships are pretty big commitments! That’s why they’re so great for your resume. But if you’ve got a lot going on with work, uni or life, it might be better to get involved in YAGs, consultation opportunities and events in you State until you can commit to these bigger opportunities which usually require 12 or more months of your commitment.

As each Board and Committee is a little different, see individual opportunities for more details about compensation.

If you are under 18, you must discuss your nomination with your parent, guardian, care or caseworker and have them sign the form.

Yes, you can! Even if you don’t want to use them as a referee, it is still a good idea to give them a heads up that you are applying so they can support your application.

Do you have a question that’s not answered here? Contact create@create.org.au for more information.

Current opportunities

Join our Influencing Committee | Australia-wide

Expressions of Interests are open to join CREATE’s revamped Influencing Committee. CREATE’s Influencing Committee will bring young people together from around Australia to discuss issues in the care system and shape CREATE’s advocacy.

What is involved

  • Attend quarterly, online meetings (approx 2 hours plus 1 hour preparation time) where you will share your opinions, ideas and perspectives on topics related to CREATE’s advocacy priorities
  • Influencing Committee members will serve 12-monthly terms.


Who can apply

  • Young Consultants (YC) anywhere in Australia aged 15-25
  • As a YC, you must have completed Speak Up Training (SUP) Level 3
  • Must be able to attend all online meetings as part of your 12-month term.


Will I be paid for my time?

As a Committee Member you’ll be attending meetings running for approximately 2 hours per meeting, plus 1 hour prep time per meeting. CREATE will reimburse you at the current SCHADS Award Level 3.1 base rate as a casual amount per hour with a minimum of 3 hours.

How to apply

Click the button below to fill out your application before Sunday, 19 May. For more information, check out the FAQs document.

Contact create@create.org.au for more information.

Past opportunities

“I feel like we get heard more when we come to CREATE, people are quiet when I talk and don’t talk over me.”