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Young Leaders Trust


The Oaktree Young Leaders Trust Fellowship Selection Criteria



Injustice and poverty exist when people are unable to access opportunities to thrive. We envision a world where all people have the opportunity to thrive, regardless of their economic, social or political circumstances.

We believe that to create a more just world 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 creating a more just world and take action on the issue throughout their lives.

We believe that providing meaningful, autonomous and high responsibility volunteer opportunities for young people is the best way to achieve this goal and this is the unique contribution of The Oaktree Young Leaders Trust to the movement to create a more just world.

To that end, The Oaktree Young Leaders Trust will provide financial assistance to young people 26 and under who are passionate leaders in creating a more just world, to enable them to spend their time volunteering for an organisation committed to the cause of creating a more just world in situations where financial hardship would otherwise be an obstacle.


The Oaktree Young Leaders Trust offers six fellowships, each with the value of approximately $1,100. Recipients of these fellowships will be highly committed to creating a more just world. They will have outstanding skills in the activity in which they will volunteer with their not for profit organisation.

Selection criteria

Candidates must:

  1. be between the ages of 16 and 26;
  2. be highly committed to being involved in creating a more just world;
  3. demonstrate excellence in an area of voluntary work in volunteering with a not for profit organisation that is working to create a more just world;
  4. have/ or will have a high level of responsibility and autonomy in their volunteer role;
  5. provide confidence that their volunteer role will involve a minimum of 20 hours per week for at least 6 months;
  6. demonstrate that for the duration of their 6-month fellowship and for at least the minimum weekly time commitment they will be volunteering predominantly in Australia for a single not for profit organisation that is working to create a more just world;
  7. demonstrate that they require funding, such as the fellowship funding, in order to take on and fulfil the responsibilities of their role.


Oaktree Young Leaders Trust Terms & Conditions  


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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...