The North York Moors National Park Youth Voice is a collective of young people aged 11-30 working to vocalise the aspirations and concerns of a generation towards the future of our protected spaces and rural communities. Members will come from within the National Park and beyond, including Whitby, Scarborough, Redcar & Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Darlington, York, Thirsk, Northallerton, Stokesley, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Malton.

Participants will meet on a monthly basis, to share ideas, create meaningful campaigns, and develop initiatives.

Members will also elect a Youth Council, a platform developed for older members aged 18-30 to represent the entirety of the Youth Voice at both a regional and national level, including among decision makers at the North York Moors National Park Authority.

Skills or experience required?:

Volunteers should:
- Be between the ages of 11 - 30
- Be able to attend regular meetings of the Youth Voice, both online and face to face where possible
- Be able to work together with others as part of a team
- Be positive about sharing ideas
- Be able to travel to different locations for meetings in the National Park (public transport is limited)

You don't need to have any experience of volunteering to participate but you do need to have a passion for representing other young people and for the development of the National Park.

This opportunity is suitable for: Wheelchair users, Young people aged under 18
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: No
What are the areas of interest?: Admin & office, Advocacy, Arts, culture & heritage, Campaigning, Health & wellbeing, Outdoor, Trustee & committee
Type(s) of cause supported: Arts, culture & heritage, Children, young people & families, Disablity, Education & learning, Environment, Local community, Mental health, Sport & outdoor activities
Where is the opportunity located?: Ryedale
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: 1-2
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: