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Young Leaders Trust

Young Leaders Trust

The Oaktree Young Leaders Trust is not currently accepting applications.

The purpose of the Oaktree Young Leaders Trust is to provide financial assistance to young people under the age of 26 who are passionate leaders on the issue of extreme poverty, to allow them to spend their time volunteering for an organisation committed to the cause of combating extreme poverty and not suffer financial hardship as a result of their lack of time for paid work.

We believe that extreme poverty is an injustice that should not exist and can be ended in our lifetime. Extreme poverty is suffered by over 1.3billion people around the world who do not have access the basic necessities needed to live. This dehumanizing and painful existence for so many people is an injustice that can and must be ended.

We believe that to end extreme poverty in our lifetime, we need to change the discourse about how people in Australia see the issue. To do that we want to create a generation wide movement of young people who care deeply about the issue of extreme poverty and take action on the issue throughout their lives.

We believe that providing meaningful, autonomous and high responsibility volunteer opportunities for your people is the best way to achieve this goal and this is the unique contribution Oaktree and the Oaktree Young Leaders Trust to the movement to end extreme poverty. 

Volunteering with another organisation, or on your own project in the fight to end poverty? Check out the criteria for Oaktree Young Leaders Trust fellowships and see if we can help. Applications are considered and awarded by an independent body. 
'Think Big' Fellowship: 

Candidates;

  • Must be highly committed to the social action on the issue of extreme poverty
  • Must commit at least 4-5 working days per week or equivalent hours to volunteering in some capacity for a single organisation in Australia focused on the issue of extreme poverty. This commitment must involve a high level of responsibility and autonomy and span at least 2 years.
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 26
  • Must demonstrate long term commitment to the issue of extreme poverty
  • Must demonstrate excellence in an area of voluntary work on the issue of extreme poverty
  • Must demonstrate commitment to voluntary work on the issue of extreme poverty that prevents the candidate from undertaking enough paid work to meet basic living expenses 

Recipients of this Fellowship will be highly committed to working for the eradication of extreme poverty in the long term. They will have outstanding skills in the area in which they contribute to their organisation in their voluntary work, which could be in any area of the organisation or any area of activity. 

'Create Change' Fellowship: 

Candidates;

  • Must be highly committed to the social action on the issue of extreme poverty
  • Must commit at least 2-3 working days per week or equivalent hours to volunteering in some capacity for a single organisation in Australia focused on the issue of extreme poverty. This commitment must involve a high level of responsibility and autonomy
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 26
  • Must demonstrate long term commitment to the issue of extreme poverty or social change
  • Must demonstrate commitment to voluntary work on the issue of extreme poverty and commitment to study that prevents the candidate from undertaking enough paid work to meet basic living expenses
  • It is desirable if the candidate is also undertaking studies or other work that assist them in their contribution to ending extreme poverty

Recipients of this Fellowship will be highly committed to working for the eradication of extreme poverty and social change. They will have strong skills in the area in which they contribute to their organisation in their voluntary work, which could be in any area of the organisation.

Recipients of this Fellowship will have a lower level of commitment to their voluntary work that recipients of the ‘Think Big’ Fellowship, but expectations of their commitment to the issue of extreme poverty, skills in the area in which they contribute to the organisation will be equally high. 

'Relentless' Fellowship 

Young volunteers may apply for a ‘relentless’ fellowship of up to $1000 to $2,500 for support while working on a significant project that requires a lot of weekly hours of work for a period of 3-6 months.

To receive this fellowship, candidates must;

  • Must be highly committed to the social action on the issue of extreme poverty
  • Must commit at least 3-4 working days per week or equivalent hours to volunteering in some capacity on a project for a single organisation in Australia focused on the issue of extreme poverty. This commitment must involve a high level of responsibility and autonomy and span for 3-6 months
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 26
  • Must demonstrate long term commitment to the issue of extreme poverty
  • Must demonstrate excellence in an area of voluntary work on the issue of extreme poverty
  • Must demonstrate commitment to voluntary work on the issue of extreme poverty that prevents the candidate from undertaking enough paid work to meet basic living expenses for the period of the project

 Recipients of this Fellowship will be highly committed to working for the eradication of extreme poverty and social change. They will have strong skills in the area in which they contribute to their organisation in their voluntary work, which could be in any area of the organisation.

Recipient of this Fellowship will commit to voluntary work on a project for a period of 3-6 months, but expectations of their commitment to the issue of extreme poverty, skills in the area in which they contribute to the organisation. 

Monitoring and Evaluation of Fellowships 

Fellowship recipients will report on their volunteer work for which they have been rewarded their Fellowship on a quarterly basis. They will be required to provide a written report on the work undertaken and outcomes achieved to demonstrate how they have achieved the objectives of the Fellowship and that they still meet the criteria.

A written report will also be sought from an assigned supervisor.

Fellowship recipients may also be asked to meet with Trustees of the Trust from time-to-time to give informal feedback on their work. 

 

Oaktree Young Leaders Trust Terms & Conditions  

 

The Oaktree Young Leaders Trust is not currently accepting applications.

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YLT Terms & Conditions

Standard Conditions and Notes:  Purpose of the Fellowships The purpose of the Oaktree Young Leaders Fellowships is to work towards the achievement of the eradication of extreme poverty.  The means by which is does this is provide financial support to persons between the age of 16-26 (to be known as Fellows) making an...