Are you interested in becoming a part of the YSA Committee?
YSA Sydney is a youth run organisation. That means that everything, from our website, to our socials, to our science shows are created by young people for young people. Our organisation is made up of individuals like you who are willing to make a difference.
Our Annual General Meeting is held every year in February/March. At this meeting, we elect our organising committee which is responsible for the activities, events, socials, and science volunteering of YSA for the next 12 months.
All financial members of YSA Sydney are eligible to run for positions on the committee, including new members and those under 18. However, for legal reasons, the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer must be over 18 years of age.
Frequently Asked Questions
Joining YSA’s committee is a great way to become more involved with YSA Sydney. There’s a role to suit people of all skills and talents and you get some awesome experience and connections. Plus, volunteering looks great on a CV and can help you get jobs in the future, or get into programs such as RYLA, NYSF and ISS.
This varies for each portfolio, but generally each role has some core objectives which are necessary to be met for the organisation to function. Any extra effort you put in your portfolio is up to you.
Each committee member is expected to attend all committee meetings. Meetings are held monthly, usually on a weekend, and last approximately an hour. All committee members are strongly encouraged to attend the committee handover weekend, which occurs a couple of weeks after the AGM.
Here are some examples of small projects
– Store room manager
– Budgets for YSA portfolios
– Developing science shows and training materials
– Organising social events
– Rewrite content for the website
– Database management