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Join Word and Mouth to make positive change in region

By Tara Whitsed

Are you aged 12 to 25 and want to make positive changes in Greater Shepparton?

Well, now is your chance to represent the young people of the region by applying for Greater Shepparton City Council’s Word and Mouth youth committee.

Word and Mouth is a blend of leadership, events management, positive change, volunteering and teamwork.

Word and Mouth project officer Jim Gow said members needed to volunteer their time once a week, usually for two hours.

During a calendar year, young people have the chance to gain an enormous amount of experience across a broad range of duties which will contribute to the community.

Word and Mouth organise up to eight local events each year including, musical, recreational, artistic and various other events to engage and benefit young people in the region.

Mr 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,’’ he 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.’’

More details on how to apply can be found on Word and Mouth’s Facebook page. Applications are open until Monday, December 3, at 9am.