Calling on all young changemakers!

Want your voice heard on environmental issues? Passionate about our planet? Join our Youth Board!

Applications are now open for people aged 16-25 to gain valuable board-level experience while making a real difference.  

Read on to find out more or click the button below to apply now.

The closing date is 12 August 2024. 





What is the Youth Board?

As part of our ambition to empower young people, one of four key themes in our Beautiful Wales strategy for 2022-2030, we realised we needed to provide a platform for 16–25-year-olds to voice their opinions on environmental issues, challenge our assumptions and put forward fresh ideas.

The Youth Board operate under a mission statement defined by its members: “Empowering young leaders to build a more beautiful Wales through bold action and diverse voices.”

How does it work?

The Youth Board meet every three months (sometimes online, sometimes in person). These meetings are a safe space where everyone’s contribution is valued equally.

Together, members identify the issues they want to tackle, develop and monitor their own action plan.

Members are encouraged to be honest about how they think Keep Wales Tidy should be looking after the environment.

The group works closely with our Board of Trustees and is supported by a member of Keep Wales staff. This staff member is on hand to help with all the routine stuff, including organising meetings and writing up notes.

Why get involved?

Most importantly, you can make a real difference! Members can get together with likeminded people to voice their stance on environmental issues and put forward fresh ideas to inform what we do.

There are lots of great opportunities for members of the Youth Board. Here’s a snapshot:

  • You can connect with environmental leaders on our senior management team and Board of Trustees.
  • You can develop new skills through informal training opportunities. If our Youth Board identify a need for training, we do our best to support this.
  • You’ll get to see what goes on behind the scenes at one of Wales’ leading charities. This will cover all areas of work, from policy and research to marketing and education.
  • It’s a bit of a cliché but committing to something like this looks good on your CV. We can also provide references for university or job applications.
  • We’ll make sure you have all the IT equipment you need to take part in virtual meetings.
  • You can roll up your sleeves and get involved with practical projects, gaining valuable insights into community action.

Becoming a member of our Youth Board is a voluntary, unpaid role, although we do cover expenses.

Ready to apply? Great!

Applications are now open! Apply using form below.

We want to know about you and your motivations, no need for cover letter or refined CVs here. You have three different methods to choose from for your application: written form, video submission or WhatsApp voice note.

If you would benefit from a different format of application or would like to discuss the application, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the team by calling 029 2002 5695.

Applications must be submitted before midday Monday 12 August 2024.