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The Greater Hume Shire Youth Advisory Committee in Action

Youth Advisory Committee Member Abby Manton on the benefits of being a committee member.


 

The Youth Advisory Committee Members in action at the 2016 Australia Day Celebrations in Wymah.

Youth Council Member Jessica Kane handing out Australia Day packs.

Emily Jones speaking about the achievements of the Youth Council during 2015. 

Youth Council Member Emily Jones with Ambassador Sara Storer.

Tori Ellis, winner of the Greater Hume Shire Young Citizen of the Year.

 

Youth Week 2017, Hope Banquet at Henty Community Club

 

Jump into a job with these 'Fee Free' Short Courses!

Riverina Institute is offering three exciting new courses to help you find employment in the Hospitality Industry. Take advantage of this opportunity to receive these qualifications at a lower than usual price. Apply now to check your eligibility.
 
 

Don't Text and Drive

A production by the Greater Hume Shire Youth Committee on the dangers of texting and driving.

Don't Text and Drive 

Take Charge and Volunteer

Promoting volunteering to young people and assisting the longevity of so many Riverina volunteer organisations is the aim of Riverina Eastern Regional Organisations of Council’s (REROC) new Take Charge and Volunteer project, in conjunction with Greater Hume Shire Council. The ongoing battle to attract and retain young volunteers is not new, but by partnering with Riverina organisations and together, developing innovative ideas, REROC hopes to connect young people with the groups who need them the most.
 
A youth survey carried out in conjunction with REROC’s Take Charge Riverina Youth Leadership Forum 2013 revealed a large percentage of the 120 students at the forum not only thought volunteering was important in their home town, but that most of them really wanted to become volunteers.
 
The Take Charge and Volunteer project will assist on both sides of the volunteer relationship – with both the organisation and the volunteer.
 
The www.takecharge.org.au website is looking for Riverina organisations ready to embrace the challenge of this new project, sign up, and list their volunteering opportunities, which young volunteers can search for via their industry of interest or where they live. When the volunteer finds something they are interested in, they can register their interest and a volunteering relationship will be formed with the organisation.
 
If organisations prefer, a simple training session can be held in your Local Government Area where a member of your organisation can be guided through preparing for accepting and working with young volunteers, and how to best use www.takecharge.org.au. The project will also look at rewarding young volunteers for their efforts.
 
Any organisation wishing to be involved in the project, or wanting to attend a training session, can contact Greater Hume  Shire Council’s Library & Youth Services Development Officer Susan Kane on 0417 212 069 or email skane@greaterhume.nsw.gov.au.
Further information is also available from REROC’s Regional Youth and Communities contact, Kylie Dunstan on kdunstan@reroc.com.au or 0437 863 426; or REROC Executive Officer, Julie Briggs jbriggs@reroc.com.au or 6931 9050.
 
The project has been funded by the New South Wales Government through Youth Opportunities.
 
For instructions on how to login to the Take Charge website click here.
  
 

Greater Hume Youth Advisory Committee

Click Here for an application form

Click Here for referee and parent/guardian consent form

Click Here for Feedback Form 

Click Here for Greater Hume Youth Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

Click Here for an Information Guide on the Greater Hume Youth Advisory Committee

 

Youth Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

2016 Meetings

October Minutes September Minutes August Minutes
June Minutes May Minutes April Minutes
March Minutes February Minutes January Minutes

 

2015 Meetings

February Minutes March Minutes May Minutes
June Minutes August Minutes September Minutes
October Minutes December Minutes  

 

2014 Meetings

November Minutes December Minutes

 

Youth Development Officer

Youth Services Development Officer, Susan Kane, provides youth services to Greater Hume Shire, working effectively with young people to enhance their health and wellbeing, and provide them with opportunities to contribute to the community.

The position aims to:

  • Increase the recreational/entertainment facilities for young people in Greater Hume Shire.
  • Incorporate the needs of young people into the development of public places (eg: open spaces, town centres, community and recreation centres).
  • Increase access to community activities and services for young people in Greater Hume Shires.
  • Use youth organisations and other youth service providers to consult with and resource young people on issues regarding public places.
  • Establish consultation strategies with local youth.
  • Coordinate the promotion of healthy relationship programs that address bullying in schools and other identified needs.
  • Develop programs that will engender community and connectedness thereby leading to reduced vandalism and malicious damage.

Initiatives include:

  • Holiday Programs
  • Youth activities during school holiday periods
  • Annual Youth Forum
  • Film Workshops
  • Motivational media program for schools
  • Youth week activities
  • Young Mothers Program in Culcairn
  • Youth Advisory Committee
  • Against the Grain Annual Drama Camp
  • Homework club at Henty, Holbrook and Culcairn Libraries
 

 

* Fusion Artwork by Laura Trimble and Becc Larsen.

 

GREATER HUME SHIRE YOUTH SERVICES NUMBERS

GENERAL YOUTH SERVICES        
Greater Hume Shire Council         
Holbrook - 02 6036 100 or 1300 653 538
Culcairn - 02 6029 8588
Jindera - 02 6026 3800
Youth Development Officer - 02 6051 3901 or 0417 212 069
Yes Youth & Family Services (The Hub) (free call)   - 02 6058 6200 or 1800 885 355
Culcairn Community Health - 02 6029 8917
Holbrook Community Health - 02 6036 2787
Henty Health Service - 02 6929 4999
Albury Health - 02 6058 1800
Mission Australia - 02 6041 6055
 
SEXUAL HEALTH              
NSW Sexual Health Information Line - 1800 451 624
Albury Sexual Health - 02 6058 1831
Wagga Sexual Health - 02 6938 6492
Family Planning NSW Healthline - 1300 658 886
 
COUNSELLING SERVICES             
Rural Care Link - 0428 221 854
YES - Adolescent Family Counselling - 02 6058 6210
Life Line (24 hours) - 13 11 14
Kids Help Line - 1800 551 800
Albury Community Health - 02 6058 1800
Culcairn Community Health - 02 6029 8917
Holbrook Community Health - 02 6036 2787
Henty Health Service - 02 6929 4999
Centacare - 02 6051 0222
 
RIGHTS AND LEGAL HELP            
Legal Aid Hotline (under 18's, free call, www.lawstuff.org.au) - 1800 101 810
Office of Fair Trading - 13 32 20
Albury Office (www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au) - 02 6041 3222
Legal Aid NSW - 1300 888 529
 
Young Mums Group - 02 6051 3901
Child Health Checks:       
Culcairn Community Health - 02 6029 8917
Holbrook Community Health - 02 6036 2787
Henty Health Service - 02 6929 4999
Family Links Intereach (parent support) - 1300 488 226 or 02 6051 7800
Parent Line (24 hours, www.parentline.org.au) -   1300 130 052
 
Woomera - 02 6025 3475
Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation - 02 6024 7599
Albury-Wodonga Aboriginal Health Services - 02 6040 1200
Albury Local Aboriginal Land Council - 02 6025 7075
 
WOMENS HEALTH          
Betty's Place Womens Refuge (domestic violence) - 02 6041 4141
Women's Centre Albury/Wodonga - 02 6041 1977
Domestic Violence Line - 1800 656 463
Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service - 1800 015 188
Short Term Accommodation (women & child) - 1800 885 355
Women's Health Clinic - 02 6058 1825
Crisis Pregnancy Counselling (www.pregnancycounselling.com.au) - 1300 737 732
After Abortion Counselling (www.pcl.org.au) - 1800 647 927
 
MensLine Australia - 1300 789 978
Dads In Distress (24 hours, www.dadsindistress.asn.au) - 1300 853 437
 
National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre www.ncpic.org.au 
Gateway Community Health - 02 6022 8888
Albury Community Health - 02 6058 1800
Smoking Quit Line (www.quit.org.au) - 13 78 48
Family Drug Help - 1300 660 068
 
Emergency Accomodation (after 5pm) - 1800 152 152
Housing NSW - 02 6041 9666
YES Supported Accomodation Services (24 hours) - 1800 040 065
Homeless Person Contact Centre - 1800 234 566
Youth Emergency Accomodation Line Rural - 1800 424 830
Broughton House Youth Refuge - 02 6021 7046 or 1800 040 065
Temporary Accommodation (after hours) - 1800 656 463
Quamby House Mens Refuge (18 yrs +) - 02 6021 7860
Homes Out West - 02 6021 8844
South West Tenants Advice - 1800 642 609
 
CENTRELINK      
Youth and Student Services - 13 24 90
ABSTUDY - 13 23 17
Employment Services - 13 28 50
Family Assistance Office - 13 61 50
Indigenous Call Centre - 13 63 80
Appointments - 13 10 21
 
Albury Police Station (24 hours) - 02 6023 9299
Holbrook Police Station - 02 6036 2424
Henty Police Station - 02 6929 3044
Walla Walla Police Station - 02 6029 2104
Holbrook Hospital Emergency - 02 6036 2522
Albury Base Hospital Emergency Department (24 hours) - 02 6058 4584
 
DISABILITY         
Aspire Support Services   - 02 6058 4000
 
TRANSPORT      
Lodgers Bus Service (www.lodgersbusservice.com.au) - 02 6029 8657
Kanes Bus Service - 02 6929 3257
 
EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATION             
Albury Riverina TAFE - 02 6058 2800
Wodonga TAFE - 02 6055 6600
CVGT Employment - 02 6022 0900
Sureway - 02 6041 4655
The Personal Group - 02 6041 1577
Workways Albury - 02 6023 7000
 
GAY/LESBIAN/TRANSGENDER SERVICES              
Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service NSW (free call) - 1800 184 527
Hume Phoenix - 0458 216 464
 
YES Youth and Family Services -  02 6058 6210
YES Youth Connections - 1300 739 647
St Davids Care - 02 6021 7099
Centacare - 02 6051 0222
Headspace (www.headspace.org.au) - 02 6923 3170
Beyond Blue (www.youthbeyondblue.com) - 1300 224 636
 

 

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