Youth-Led organisations: Recruitment and Retention

December 2012: A youth-led organisation is defined by the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) as “an organisation that is predominantly governed and staffed by young people”. It is not-for-profit and is run by young people and has members and volunteers predominantly being young people.

One of the core challenges facing the youth-led sector is recruitment of skilled young people and retention of skilled staff.

This paper examines what structures and steps are required to ensure a youth-led achieves recruitment and retention goals, which in turn result in it achieving its policy or community-base goals.

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