Young Leaders Program

The Young Leaders Program is for young people aged 16 – 25 years who live, work or study in the City of Greater Dandenong.  The program provides a unique opportunity for participants to increase their participation in the local community, learn leadership skills and to meet and work with like minded individuals. 

What does the program involve?

Personal development

Throughout the program, participants focus on learning and developing their leadership skills across a wide range of topics including goal setting, communication, public speaking, advocacy, project planning and development.

Development and delivery of community projects

Participants will be supported to use the skills they develop to research, plan, deliver and evaluate community projects based on identified community needs. By working in a team to develop and deliver community projects, participants will gain a better understanding of their personal leadership style and how it influences their decision making.

Please note: Young Leaders is a voluntary program - which means that you don't get paid. As the sessions run at dinner time, participants will be provided with something to eat and drink at weekly meetings. Participants will also be provided with lots of opportunities including interacting with councillors, engaging with state and federal governments, working with other organisations and the wider community. 

When and where does the program run?

The 2019 Young Leaders program will commence on Tuesday 30 April and will run weekly until September 2019. The weekly meetings will run from 4.30pm - 6.30pm and will be held at 39 Clow Street, Dandenong.

Who can apply?

You can apply to join the 2019 Young Leaders program if you are:

  • Aged between 16 and 25 years old
    Live, work or study in the City of Greater Dandenong (this includes Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Keysborough, Springvale, Springvale South, Noble Park, Noble Park North, Bangholme and Lyndhurst)
  • Willing to commit to the length of the program as a volunteer

How to apply

Applications are now open, applications will close on Friday 15 March.

Apply Online:
Follow this link to register today.

Via post:
Complete an Expression of Interest form and return it to Youth and Family Services.

City of Greater Dandenong
Attn: Youth and Family Services - 2019 Young Leaders Program
PO Box 200
Dandenong, VIC, 3175

Apply in person:
Youth and Family Services
39 Clow Street
Dandenong, VIC, 3175

Come along to our Information Session

When: Tuesday 5 March
Time: 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Where: 39 Clow Street, Dandenong (opposite the Dandenong Market)

Follow this link for more information.

Find out more and get involved 

Phone: 9793 2155
In person: 39 Clow Street, Dandenong