The Multicultural Youth Network is looking for expressions of interest from young people aged 16-25 who have strong connections to multicultural communities. Applications from culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds, including refugees and asylum seekers, are strongly encouraged.
About the Multicultural Youth Network
The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is seeking expressions of interest in each of the following eight regions of Victoria (see map and local government areas per region below):
- Barwon South West
- Loddon Mallee
- Eastern Metropolitan
- North and West Metropolitan
- Southern Metropolitan
The MYN is a platform for members to advise the VMC and Government Departments on matters affecting multicultural young people including multicultural affairs, mental health, employment, racism and discrimination.
These voluntary roles present a unique opportunity to directly engage with the VMC and assist in promoting the benefits of diversity and youth voice.
|Barwon South West||
Colac Otway, Corangamite, Glenelg, Greater Geelong, Moyne, South Grampians, Surf Coast, Warrnambool and Queenscliffe
Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Moorabool, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, West Wimmera and Yarriambick
|Loddon Mallee||Buloke, Macedon Ranges, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Gannawarra, Loddon, Mildura, Mount Alexander and Swan Hill|
Alpine, Benalla, Wodonga, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Towong and Wangaratta
Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington
|North and West Metropolitan||
Banyule, Brimbank, Darebin, Hobson’s Bay, Hume, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley, Morland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Wyndham and Yarra
Bayside, Cardinia, Casey, Glen Eira, Frankston, Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip and Stonington
Boroondara, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Rangers
Role and Responsibilities of the MYN
The MYN will:
- assist the VMC in its commitment to multicultural affairs in the local regions, including promoting the benefits of cultural, linguistic and religious diversity
- provide information and advice to the VMC on a range of policy directions, including issues and challenges impacting multicultural communities for example mental health, family violence, employment, racism, representation and/or other priorities
- identify opportunities to improve young people’s health and wellbeing, connections with their community, and pathways to achieve their goals.
The recruitment process seeks to appoint young community members, across Victoria’s eight regions to achieve a balance of experience, diverse backgrounds and expertise.
The VMC strongly encourages young people between the ages of 16-25 from culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds, including refugees and asylum seekers, to apply.
Expectation of Members
MYN Members will:
- adhere to the guidelines developed by MYN, including complying with the
- Young people may be reimbursed for pre-approved out-of-pocket expenses, for example, any necessary travel costs or accommodation for regional members.
Term of appointment for members
The term of appointment is for two years, from August 2022– August 2024.
If a member resigns their replacement will be filled on a case-by-case basis.
Time commitment and attendance requirements
MYN members are expected to meet four times a year at times mutually agreed by members. This is expected to occur out of business hours, eg. Friday evening or Saturday mornings. Members are required to attend all scheduled meetings.
Further opportunities will be provided for members to attend consultation sessions, meetings and events that support their role.
Key Selection Criteria
- Demonstrated personal commitment to the betterment of multicultural young people.
- Understanding of local issues impacting multicultural young people and the multicultural community.
- Strong connections to multicultural communities.
Members are selected as representatives in the following capacities:
- Local community members are expected to represent themselves and their communities.
- Inform on issues and challenges in their region.
For any questions, please feel free to get in touch with Engagement team via email@example.com