Youth Country Representatives needed!

| December 1, 2023

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Could you be one of our new volunteer Youth Country Representatives?

The RSGB is looking for four licensed radio amateurs to help raise the profile of wireless communication amongst young people.

Initially, we’re looking for RSGB members based in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to engage young people in the hobby. This will support both the growth of amateur radio and membership of the Society, two of the RSGB Board’s strategic priorities.

You can hold any level of amateur radio licence, but you will need to be aged 26 or above, to be able to support young people in this role.

What would I be doing?

As a Youth Country Representative, you would represent the RSGB at externally organised events, as well as being involved in the planning and delivery of outreach events for young people. These could be in settings such as schools, universities, youth clubs, Scouts, Guides and Cadets. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in national and international initiatives such as British Science Week and YOTA Month.

You will work closely with the other Youth Country Representatives and the RSGB Youth Champion to generate and share plans.
You will be the point of contact for young people in your area who are interested in wireless communication.

What experience do I need to have?

You’ll need experience in:
• Organising and running small-scale events
• Motivating others
• Working with young people in any setting
• Ideally, you’ll have previous volunteering experience

You’ll also need:
• Great communication skills
• Plenty of ideas and enthusiasm, with a drive to get things done
• To be a team player with the ability to work independently
• To be willing to travel on occasion (expenses will be paid)
• To be able to attend monthly online meetings, plus October’s RSGB Convention in Milton Keynes

What will I gain from volunteering in this role?

• Satisfaction in sharing your passion for amateur radio with young people, ensuring they have fun, make new friends and improve their STEM skills, whether for school or for their career
• The knowledge that you are helping to grow amateur radio and inspire future generations

How can I find out more?

If you’re interested in getting involved, or would like more information on these roles, we’d love to hear from you!

Please email RSGB Board Director, Ben Lloyd, GW4BML at: gw4bml@rsgb.org.uk

Deadline

16 February 2024 (but we will fill the roles before that date, if enough volunteers apply)

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