Dear Friends,

Young Life volunteers are our greatest assets.  I don’t just mean our volunteer leaders.  We are an organisation that relies on volunteers at every level – in the schools, in our offices, at national and regional camps . . . and in our local communities.

Local volunteer committees made their early formal beginnings in 2000.  Since that time, we have attempted to sink more time and resources into supporting these committees through handbooks, training summits, visits from National Office staff and appointing a Committee Liaison person.

As we continue to grow, it is clear that we need to continue to invest in our local committees.  This Committee Resource kit is a resource that aims to assist with this.  As we’ve worked to provide increased training for our committees, it became clear that we needed to come up with a resource that could be utilised by Regional Directors and Area Managers, in partnership with their local committees.

When this kit was initially released in 2009, we polled former and existing committee from all Areas to help us determine key topic areas that were relevant to all committees from start up to veteran stages.  The kit is a living document that is intended to be revised and added to over time.  We welcome input and suggestions from you, our valued volunteers, if you have ideas to add to the committee kit.

We hope you will find this is a valuable resource as you serve in your local Young Life ministry.

Kind Regards,

Glyn Henman
Chief Executive Officer
Young Life Australia