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Youth Voice, Youth Vote Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee (Paid Opportunity - Details Below)

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Application Due Date: Saturday, May 9, 2022 by 11:59 pm

All Candidates Notified By: May 31, 2022

Steering Committee Orientation: June 26, 2022 (all day)


Steering Committee Opportunity

Youth Voice, Youth Vote (YV2) Participatory Budgeting is the first youth-led process in the state! It is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, and will create projects that help youth ages 11- 25 recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Participatory Budgeting, or PB for short, is a democratic process that allows ordinary community members to decide how to spend a part of a public budget. To learn more, check out this quick video.



This is a funded opportunity for $20/hr, for approximately a total of 50 hours of involvement. Payment involves completing and providing documentation and identification, but will not disqualify anyone from participation. Inquire for details.


Steering Committee Responsibilities

The Steering Committee's job is to design the rules and to engage the community in the process. If you are selected to serve on the committee, you will work with other youth, meet community leaders, share and learn about your community's needs, and become a champion for participatory democracy. Your work will shape a process that will help youth across the region and will put resources into your communities.

  • Approximately 50 hours of work from June - September (combination of virtual and in-person)

  • Approximately 8 meetings (approx. 2.5 hrs/ea)

  • Read/prepare between meetings

  • Attend any relevant trainings, as needed

  • Work with other committee members to design a Rule Book (with the support of program staff)

  • Attend public events as a representative and leader in the project

  • Read and review materials (prepared by staff)

  • Support evaluation efforts

  • Timely communication with staff