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Surrey Heath Youth Council

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About Us...

The Surrey Heath Youth Council (SHYC) is the voice of young people in Surrey Heath. Our purpose is to improve the local area for all young people and to bring their views and opinions to the attention of the borough. We consist of a dedicated group of young people aged 11-18 who aim to represent all the young people in Surrey Heath. We are youth led and act on issues relevant to young people in our community. You can find out about our award winning past projects below. You can contact us via email at contact@surreyheathyc.org.uk or phone 07378 340446.

Our Projects...

Join the Surrey Heath Youth Council...

The SHYC are always looking for new members!

You can join using our Online Application Form or read on to find out what being a Youth Councillor involves...

Who can join?

Anyone aged 11-18 (school years 7-13) who lives or goes to school in Surrey Heath can apply to join the SHYC. The Youth Council needs people with all sorts of skills such as organising, fund-raising, IT, web, graphics and design, video, running meetings and presenting. It’s also a great way to learn some of these skills. SHYC is committed to achieving equality and fairness. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

What’s involved?

You’ll need to be able to commit to:

  • Attending most meetings. SHYC meets weekly on Thursdays from Sept – July (term time). In the summer term, we still meet every week but know that some people will have exams. Our meetings are about working on projects (and having fun). Some projects involve meeting at other times to visit places or see people.
  • Getting yourself to and from meetings which are normally held in Camberley. If transport is a problem we can normally help.
  • Joining in!

What will I get out of it?

  • Firstly, we hope you’ll have fun and make new friends. There’s always food and drinks you can snack at every meeting, like biscuits and crisps – yum!
  • You’ll get new skills and be able to try things you’ve never done before. Lots of them will be skills that you’ll find useful in life and the experiences should help you get a job or a college place.
  • There are opportunities to get qualifications and awards. Previous Youth Councillors have won the Diana Award, joined the UK Youth Select Committee, earned an ASDAN qualification or fulfilled part of their Duke of Edinburgh requirement.
  • You’ll get to go on trips and residentials.
  • There’s a huge sense of achievement!
  • Regular fun meetings where we actually socialise and talk to each other.

You can join using our Online Application Form