If you answered yes to the above then the City’s Youth Action Kalamunda (YAK) team needs you! The YAK is a group for young people, led by young people. If you live, study, work or play in the City of Kalamunda, are aged 11- 17 and are passionate
about making a difference to your community, then we want you to join the team.
Have you just turned 18 and looking for some opportunities to get involved in the community, bolster your resume or find your passions?
Get in touch to join our Youth Action Kalamunda 18+ Crew where we'll email you opportunities to upskill, provide opportunities for you to volunteer along side the Youth Services Team at City of Kalamunda Community Events as well as meet the current YAK Crew to impart your own wisdom onto our young leaders! To join the mailing list or to register your expression of interest via email@example.com.
The City has expanded with a second YAK group being hosted at Darling Range Sports College. We are looking for members for our new group! Register your interest.
As a YAK member, you will get the opportunity to learn new skills, be inspired, share ideas and develop creative solutions to community issues - all whilst having a sweet time!
The YAK meets for one hour after school various dates during the school term. Each meeting we will learn a new skill that is relevant to project planning, ranging from budgeting skill to how to design flyers and promotional materials. The YAK team will
work towards developing and facilitating an awesome Youth Week WA project in April 2023 and more! Please keep in mind we have young people of all ages, abilities, passions and skills in the YAK. This means that you can get involved as much or as little
as you like, and work to your skill sets and interests. As a member you would get to choose whether you would attend either meeting or both.
The YAK meetings take place on the:
Fortnightly during the School Term 3:30pm - 5:00pmat Kalamunda Senior High School and monthly at Darling Range Sports College
Yummy snacks are provided to get your creative juices flowing! Check out the events at the bottom of this page for details of our next meeting!
Collaborate with like-minded people and create programs surrounding your passions and issues identified within the community. Build a variety of skills including networking, communication, public speaking and coordination. Take a stand and use this platform
to make positive change!
We also approach our YAK team with volunteering opportunities when extra assistance is needed at different City of Kalamunda events. These can include MCing at events, helping run an event stall and more! It's a great way to build your skills and add
experience to your resume.
Each year, get involved with the YAK Team in a team building day to develop team work, communication and leadership skills. Hosted previously at the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp and the Kalamunda Water Park, our activities are always fun and unique!
If this sounds like something you’d like to be involved in, then contact the City of Kalamunda’s Youth Team.
Some of the events created by YAK include:
The group helped plan the Jump, Climb, Create Festival as part of Youth Week WA in April. This event included local sporting clubs, arts activities and inflatables that young people could try.
The event promoted getting active and involved in the community, staying mentally and physically healthy. Some of the activities included: have a go at yoga, kickboxing, football, hockey, little athletics, weaving, rock painting, wire sculpture
art and a smoothie bike. There was also a mechanical surfboard and obstacle course.
Held in October 2021, the group created this fun workshop to help discover how nutrition, sleep, friendships, and self-talk play a vital role in maintaining your own wellbeing.
For 2019 term 2, the group organized a movie night at the Kalamunda Town Square Hall. There were spy themed games, a sausage sizzle and popcorn!
For further information or to answer any of your questions, please contact the Youth & Community Assistant on email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on (08) 9257 9968.
Download the YAK Application Form
Submit your application to email@example.com.
Activities & Events
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.