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Trustee – Engagement

New Zealand (Nationwide)
When: Ongoing
Application deadline: 11/02/24
Are you passionate about solving environmental and social issues? Do you want to be part of a growing platform? Do you want to see Auckland & Wellington thrive with connected communities? We’re looking for a new trustee to join our Auckland team as our Engagement lead. As a trustee, you’ll join our board of young professionals working to connect young people to social and environmental action, and support our work to help get more young people into board positions in Aotearoa. The Social Change Collective runs bi-monthly events on a range of social and environmental issues that attract around 50-70 attendees. After each event, we encourage people to take action in their local community by promoting volunteering opportunities, governance positions and engagement platforms e.g. writing submissions or signing petitions. You can check out our past events here: https://www.socialchangecollectivenz.com/events About the role As a trustee of the Social Change Collective, you are responsible for the effective governance of the Collective, developing our strategic direction, and pursuing our charitable purposes. As the Engagement Trustee, you are responsible for SCC’s marketing and outreach strategies. You’ll meet regularly with external potential partners for SCC. You’ll develop our overall marketing strategy and uphold our brand and image in the public eye. The Engagement Trustee is also the ‘lead’ regional trustee, and works closely with the Chair and other regional trustees to deliver the regional strategy and develop team culture and engagement. Key duties and responsibilities are set out in the attached role description. We are particularly interested in applicants in the 20–30 age bracket. The successful candidate will ideally be available to join our national strategy hui in Wellington on Saturday 9 March. As an SCC Trustee, you will get the opportunity to: – Be a part of a social change movement aiming to improve social and environmental outcomes and equity in decision making in Aotearoa – Drive and influence the strategy and kaupapa of SCC alongside a board of six other trustees – Develop as a people leader, building team culture and engagement – Make connections with a network of like-minded people, charities, and organisations working towards social and environmental change – Gain experience and exposure to governance of a young and dynamic not-for-profit board – Have access to resources, training, and professional development opportunities on governance and being a board member

Y25 Leadership Programme

New Zealand (Nationwide)
When: April – October 2024
Application deadline: 01/03/2024
Each year the Y25 programme brings together 25 of our rising trailblazers. We are looking for young women and non binary people who are raising their voices, challenging the status quo, and fighting for a fairer Aotearoa. They are doers, makers, shakers, change-makers and community leaders doing incredible things to wake up and change their world. They may have just started out or already be kicking goals, but wherever they are on the journey we want to celebrate them! We ask the public to help us by nominating an amazing young woman and non binary people in their life, aged 15 – 25. Or for those amazing youth to nominate themselves! It’s free to enter.

Rise Challenge

International
When: Ongoing
Application deadline: 17/01/2024
Rise is a program that finds promising young people and provides opportunity for life as they work to serve others. The program starts at ages 15–17 and encourages a lifetime of service and learning by providing support that includes need-based scholarships, mentorship, networking, access to career development opportunities, and the potential for additional funding as Rise Global Winners work toward solving humanity’s most pressing problems. Each application year, Rise invites 15-17 year olds from around the world to participate in the Rise Challenge. Unlike many traditional applications, Rise uses videos, projects, and group interviews so applicants have multiple opportunities to showcase their potential. For applicants without access to technology, we offer an alternative paper application pathway.

Are you a student/alumni from a Decile 1 to 3 high school or a young person facing exceptional or difficult circumstances? You may be able to access additional support through the RLOD.

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2023 Volunteer Excellence Awards

New Zealand (Nationwide)
When: unknown
Application deadline: Wednesday 26 April 2023
In 2023, Volunteering Waikato have 5 categories to celebrate volunteers that enrich the Waikato Region communities, including a new ‘Event’ category. Head over to their website to nominate a volunteer or a team of volunteers

2023 Youth Council

New Zealand (Nationwide)
When: 2023 – 2025
Application deadline: 6/3/23
If you have an interest in international relations and would like to learn more about the United States, the U.S. Embassy in New Zealand is looking for students and young professionals to join their 2023 Youth Council Program. As a participant, you will have a voice and contribute to group discussions, participate in community and/or volunteer programs to promote civil society, and have the potential to take part in a virtual exchange program. You will have the chance to connect with U.S. experts, dignitaries, and officials from a variety of fields, as well as like-minded local students and young professionals. For more information about the events you might participate in, check out the U.S. Embassy in New Zealand on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

3 KAPU KAWHE™ Mentee Application

New Zealand (Nationwide)
When: July – December
Application deadline: 11/06/2023
3 Kapu Kawhe™ is a short-term mentoring programme that pairs ethnically diverse young leaders in the formative years of their careers (mentees) with experienced New Zealand executives and directors (mentors) for three life-changing conversations. Mentees pay it forward by having three cups of coffee with a student leader in tertiary education or their final year of high school (student mentee). MENTEES: Highly-ambitious and promising young leaders from ethnically diverse backgrounds who are in the early stages of their professional leadership careers. To be eligible, you must: Be between the ages of 18 and 35; – Have a minimum of three years of full-time professional work experience (preference may be given to those above the age of 25, and/or individuals with experience in management, people leadership or subject matter expertise); – Identify as Māori, Asian, Pacific and/or Minority Ethnicity (MAPME); and – Be a Full or Associate MYLN Member, work at a MYLN Corporate Impact Investor organisation, or have recently applied to become a Full or Associate MYLN.

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