The Youth Affairs Council of WA (YACWA) has recently been funded by the Waste Authority to develop and deliver the pilot Youth Educating about Waste (YEW) Project. YEW will aim to educate young people (aged 17 to 25) to make sustainable reductions in their waste. This project aims to:
- Better understand WA young people’s waste knowledge and waste reduction habits
- Develop practical resources and interventions that support young people to avoid and reduce their waste in ways that are long-term and sustainable
- Implement a peer education and training model that supports sustainable action among young people in WA
- Upskill and inform young people who will continue to spread and disseminate knowledge in their communities
We are seeking four casual Peer Educators that we will employ on a six-month contract to co-design and co-deliver a series of consultation sessions and workshops as a part of this project.
To be eligible, you must:
- be aged between 17 and 25 years
- have excellent communication and public speaking skills
- be passionate about working with and upskilling other young people to make tangible lifestyle changes to reduce their waste
- Be able to commit 125 hours of time to the project between January and June 2020
- All planning meetings will be held in Leederville. The training that you will help deliver will be in other locations in the Perth metropolitan area. We will assist with transport if required.
Applications are open until Friday 10 January.
Find out more and apply here: https://www.yacwa.org.au/youth-leadership/youth-educating-about-waste-yew-project/