Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop for 15 to 17 year old Members

Surf Life Saving New South Wales (SLSNSW) is excited to invite nominations for the 2019/2020 Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop!

The workshop is geared towards creating greater awareness of opportunities and individual abilities in 15-17-year-old members. Branches are encouraged to use this workshop as a way of recognising members who have the potential to further develop skills by working with like-minded young members.

The workshop will be held from Tuesday 14th April to Thursday 16th April 2020, at The Collaroy Centre on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. SLSNSW will cover costs of flights, accommodation, meals and activities for those members attending the workshop.

Aims of the workshop include:

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  • Provide opportunities for ideas to be exchanged in a fun learning environment
  • To create an awareness of current issues, pathways and opportunities
  • To promote teamwork, communication skills and goal setting
  • To develop confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment whilst positively recognising members

Participants will take part in focused learning, presentations and workshops as well as fun activities and challenges.

How to apply

Applicants need to complete the online JotForm application. Applications close 9am Monday 3rd February 2020. SLSNSW will then forward applications to the respective Branches for prioritisation and endorsement. Branches will then send all applications back to SLSNSW where a final allocation of positions will take place.

Due date
Members: Get Club support to attend this program – chat to your Patrol Captain, email the Club President or ask someone who holds a position on the Club committee. 9am Monday
3rd Feb
Members: Complete the JotForm application, including the name and position of the Club representative who is endorsing your application 9am Monday
3rd Feb
SLSNSW: Applications collated by SLSNSW and sent to Branch for endorsement and prioritisation. Wednesday
5th Feb
Branches: Send endorsements and applicant priority order to SLSNSW. Monday
17th Feb
SLSNSW: Advise members, their Clubs and Branches of the application outcomes. Wednesday
19th Feb
Members: Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop held at The Collaroy Centre. Tuesday
14th April – Thursday
16th April

Each Branch will be allocated at least two (2) positions on the program and should rank additional applicants in preferential order. Ideally one male and one female applicant per Branch will be represented. Positions not filled will be allocated to the most promising applicants from other Branches.

If you have any questions about the Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop, please contact Lara Boyle, Membership Officer Volunteering on 9471 8096 or via email [email protected]

YOMs Circular 3624 – 2019-20 Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop [pdf]