Sat, 31 Jul | University of Auckland South Campus

Raise Your Voice Volunteer Registrations

Registrations close on Thursday 22nd July 2021. Apply now! Please note that our compulsory volunteers' training hui will be on Wed 28th July at 6pm on UoA Central Campus.
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Raise Your Voice Volunteer Registrations

Time & Location

31 Jul, 9:00 am – 01 Aug, 5:00 pm
University of Auckland South Campus, 6 Osterley Way, Manukau City Centre, Auckland 2104, New Zealand

About the Event

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATIONS CLOSE ON THURSDAY 22ND JULY 2021 11:59PM.

PLEASE NOTE: When applying you will only have 20 minutes to fill in your application form and there is a word limit of 400 characters which is around 64 words. We would recommend writing out your answers on a separate document and then pasting your answers in afterwards.

WHAT IS RAISE YOUR VOICE?

Raise Your Voice is back and we’ve taken it to new heights 🤩☄️✨⚡️

This two day event is an incredible opportunity for high school students to learn about civics outside of the traditional classroom context 📖

We are excited to announce this two-day event will be held at Te Tai Tonga (UoA South Campus) in Manukau from July 31st-1st August and food will be provided! 

High school students will have the opportunity to interact with like-minded peers while exploring the different facets of how decisions are made both locally and nationally 

Our theme is UN+IMPEDED. Our goal is to give students the knowledge to be able to think critically about civics and the tools to effectively share your ideas 💡

Raise Your Voice will provide engaging workshops to foster the expansion of your horizons and development of diverse thought.

We are on the lookout for incredible tertiary volunteers to bring this event to life as Conference Assistants!  Whether facilitation 👩🏽‍🏫👨🏽‍🏫, logistics 👨🏼‍🍳👩🏼‍🍳 or snapping pics is your thing 📸📽🤳🏾 - we have a role for you! 

Registrations close on Friday 16th July at 11:59PM! Don't miss out - register NOW!

WHAT ROLES CAN I VOLUNTEER AS? 

Please note: volunteering is only open to high school leavers aged 25 or under.

Rōpū Facilitator

In the rōpū facilitator role you will run rōpū (discussion) sessions at the conference. Each rōpū facilitator will work with participants to create recommendations to Auckland Council about their area from the Auckland 2050 Plan. In this role you will engage directly with high school students to facilitate conversation and deliver an unique hands-on educational experience. Each rōpū will likely have two rōpū facilitators.

Liaisons

As a conference, we strive to do our very best to be as equitable and inclusive as possible for all of our CAs and participants. Both the MPI and LGBT+ liaison roles are invaluable to the participant experience. In the past, MPI and LGBT+ liaisons have mentored delegates and provided them with guidance and opportunities to socialise with other like-minded people from similar backgrounds.

Logistics Facilitator

Logistics Facilitators work behind the scenes to ensure that Raise Your Voice runs as smoothly as possible. Logistics Facilitators are organised, balanced individuals with excellent time management. Without a strong Logistics team, Raise Your Voice would never get off the ground. Their tasks will range from setting up catering, to helping lost delegates and keeping conference looking sharp (as well as always being the first ones to eat!).

Media Team

The media team, made up of photographers and videographers, play a vital role in capturing the memories that representatives and volunteers will love to revisit long after Raise Your Voice is over. They are the ones responsible for truly making our conference unforgettable. A small portfolio may be required on application.

Welfare Officer

Welfare Officers hold the essential responsibility of supporting the welfare of both delegates and volunteers at Raise Your Voice. The ability to handle sensitive issues with a caring attitude and open ears is invaluable, as all Welfare Officers must constantly be approachable for unwell, stressed or upset participants. A First Aid Certificate is required to be considered as a Welfare Officer. Those wishing to be considered for Head of Welfare must apply by the 16th July 2021.

WHAT RŌPŪ TOPICS IS RAISE YOUR VOICE COVERING? 

In rōpū sessions, participants will work with rōpū facilitators to draft a set of recommendations about your local community relating to their rōpū topic, drawn from the Auckland 2050 Plan. These recommendations will be sent to Auckland Council and the committee will update participants about their recommendations after the event.

Health & Wellbeing will focus on advancing and promoting general well-being. Wellbeing underpins every aspect of our lives, and is important in creating cohesive and happy communities.

Homes & Places will focus on creating urban spaces and homes that fit the needs of the community. Homes and places are crucial in developing a sense of community and providing opportunities for inclusive engagement.

Transport & Access is a hot topic issue in Auckland. With the recent Auckland Council budget for AT, there is a clear reprioritisation of efforts from roadworks to public transport. This rōpū will focus on the current and future impacts of our existing and proposed transport networks.

Environment & Cultural Heritage. New Zealand's image has for so long been intertwined with our natural resources, but our policy hasn’t always reflected this. Caring for our environment is a mix of personal and policy decisions, which can also affect each other. Movements such as the Pacific Climate Warriors have shown the impact youth involvement can have on which voices are heard.

Opportunity & Engagement. As the largest and most prosperous region in New Zealand, Auckland must prepare its people and industry for its inevitable growth. While bracing ourselves for our future, we must also make sure that it is not at the cost of less advantaged groups. New Zealand’s egalitarian fantasy no longer exists, but the choices we make now can make Auckland a better city for everyone.

For any questions about the event, feel free to contact our Communications Manager Daniel Teo at daniel.teo@unyouth.org.nz

WHAT IS UN YOUTH?

We are a non-profit organisation that provides civics education outside the traditional classroom context. Through fun workshops and conferences, we engage youth in the most pressing affairs of their country and the international community. Our goal is to inspire young New Zealanders to be active, global citizens. Global citizenship exists in an incredibly diverse range of forms, and UN Youth provides opportunities for delegates to develop their own form of active citizenship. Throughout Aotearoa, our work equips young people to become informed, engaged, and critical New Zealanders who understand their global context and the connections between the local and the global. Annually, over 3000 young New Zealanders from Northland to Southland attend a UN Youth event, run by a body of 150 volunteers across the country who dedicate many hours of their time to engaging young people and growing the organisation.

This registration submission authorises UN Youth New Zealand the right to capture my image and likeness in photos, videos and other media footage (“footage”). Additionally, it authorises UN Youth New Zealand the right to edit, publish and distribute any and all footage of me without any compensation to be used for any lawful purpose (e.g. creating promotional material).This registration submission authorises UN Youth New Zealand the right to collect, store and use any and all demographic information of me to be used for any lawful purpose (e.g. tracking who our organisation is reaching). This demographic information will not be individually identifiable. The foregoing authorisations shall continue indefinitely unless I otherwise revoke them in writing to privacy@unyouth.org.nz.

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