Word and Mouth now recruiting

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GREATER Shepparton City Council’s Word and Mouth are looking for new members to join its youth committee, with applications now open until Monday, December 3 at 9am.

Anyone aged 12-25 who wants to make positive changes and represent the young people of Greater Shepparton is encouraged to sign up.

Members only need to volunteer their time once a week, usually for two hours. During a calendar year, young people have the potential to gain an enormous amount of experience across a broad range of duties which will contribute to the community.

One of Word and Mouth’s biggest contributions is organising up to eight local events each year including musical, recreational, artistic and various other events to engage and benefit young people in the region.

Word and Mouth project officer, Jim Gow said this was the perfect opportunity for young people to be the change they wanted to see around town.

“This can appeal to young people who are still in high school, having a gap year, working or studying locally to engage with Word and Mouth and help shape their communities, right up until they are 25-years-old,” Mr Gow said.

“Some people do some silly things simply out of boredom, simply out of having nothing to do; we try to provide age appropriate opportunities for youth to engage with to fill this gap.”

Further information can be found on Word and Mouth’s Facebook page.