Youth Voice Advisory Council Application
QUALIFICATIONS:
- Between the ages of 16-24.
- Has lived experience of housing instability, housing struggles, or homelessness.
- Interested in developing skills as a leader and advocate for youth experiencing homelessness.
- An "I want to learn and do" attitude.
- Two references (example references are teachers, bosses, or mentors).
- Passion for service and leadership.
- Ability to plan, lead, and participate in appropriate service learning projects.
- Able to work in a team as a leader.
- Reliable and dependable.
- Work a flexible schedule to meet project needs.
- Exercise mature judgment and decision making.
- Possess a positive, helpful attitude.

ROLES + RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Attend monthly meetings. You must arrive on time and stay for the entire meeting. If you are unable to attend a meeting, notice must be sent to info@homycollective.org within 2 hours. No more than 2 unexcused absences (after 2 unexcused absences, a member’s position can only be retained by a Board vote).
- Attend monthly workshops/training. This will include advocacy training, leadership development skills, and focus groups.
- Meet with government and elected officials to raise awareness on youth homelessness.
- Demonstrate an ongoing desire and ability to contribute to the achievement of the objectives set by The HOMY Collective.
- Act as an ambassador and advocate for HOMY in the community.
- Participate in HOMY special events as needed.
- Actively recruit new youth to participate in the HOMY YVAC activities on an ongoing basis.
- Assist in implementing marketing and outreach strategies.

Name (First + Last) *
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Preferred Name *
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Pronouns *
Date of Birth *
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E-mail *
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Phone *
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Address where you can receive mail: *
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If you have a disability, do you require any of these accommodations to fully participate in the activities? *
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If you require materials or interpretation in another language, please indicate which language you prefer: *
References (name, e-mail, and phone): *
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Person that encouraged you to apply (name, e-mail, and phone): *
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Are you currently enrolled in school? *
If yes, which school and what grade?
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Are you currently employed? *
If yes, where?
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Are you living in a permanent housing situation (at home with family, in your own apartment, in an apartment with a roommate, or in a permanent supportive housing unit)? *
Do you have access to reliable transportation? *
How do you prefer to receive communications? *
List any academic, extracurricular, community, or volunteer activities: *
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List the reasons you want join the YVAC: *
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What are your goals for the next 5 years? *
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What values are most important to you? *
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Did you read the YVAC qualifications, roles, and responsibilities (above in the form description)? *
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