NDCS Young People’s Advisory Board member opportunity

National Deaf Children’s Society launch their 2nd Young People’s Advisory Board (YAB) this week!

The NDCS Young People’s Advisory Board was set up in 2011 to directly shape and guide the services that NDCS delivers. It offers an exciting opportunity for young people to meet other deaf young people, learn new skills and make a difference. See what last year’s Board got up to by following this link: www.buzz.org.uk/joinyab

Interested in becoming a member?
Key Information 

The Board will be made up of 15 young people from across the UK

Young people must be aged between 12-18 in July 2012

The Board will meet at four residential weekends between July 2012 and January 2014

To apply, young people need to fill in an application form and send this back to us by Sunday 27th May. If they are successful at the application stage then they will be invited for an informal interview in early-mid June (interviews will take place in different locations around the country –dates and venues TBC)

The first residential will be on Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd July 2012 – young people must be available on these dates

All travel expenses, food and communication requirements will be met by NDCS

If you know a young person who you think would be interested please pass on the information and encourage them to apply by visiting: www.buzz.org.uk/joinyab.

Lucy Read, Head of Children and Young People’s Participation, says “the NDCS Young People’s Advisory Board offers a wonderful chance for deaf children and young people to be truly involved in the work of NDCS. Last year’s Board played a vital role in shaping our resources, events and future plans”
A member of the outgoing Board says “Before I joined the group, I thought we would have a lot of similar issues. I was quite surprised just how different young people’s experiences are…e.g. access to support, education and services. But we all had the same aim: to try to improve things no matter where you live through raising deaf awareness and campaigning.”
Should you have any questions or want further information about this opportunity please contact the NDCS Participation Team on cyp@ndcs.org.uk or call 0207 014 1130 (voice).
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