youth participation

The input of Hutt Valley young people is important to Vibe for all areas of our service.  

We therefore provide and/or facilitate access to a range of opportunities for young people to influence change.  If you are interested in getting involved in some way, please contact us on 0800 24 2828, or

Youth Voice 

This is about young people’s voices being present in decision-making about issues that impact their lives and the lives of other young people. We get a lot of requests for youth input from external organisations, including central government. Past examples include:  supporting and hosting youth election forum; hosting a youth hui for the mental health and addictions working group; and steering group youth representatives. 

Youth Advisory Group

Our Youth Advisory Group (YAG) provides advice to Vibe staff and stakeholders on a range of issues relevant to young people.   Each year we look at recruitment for this group. 

Please keep an eye on social media or get in touch if you are interested.

See here for more details about this group


Vibe currently has one Youth Trustee holding equal responsibility with other Trustees in her governance role on the Board.  Our Youth Trustee works with our interns and Youth Advisory Group to ensure the voices of young people help shape Vibe's strategic direction. 


Training and Development 

This is about providing and/or facilitating access to educational and  developmental opportunities for young people. 


Past examples include attendance at the 

Festival for the Future and the INVOLVE conference,

attending training courses,

and the Peer Support Internship