Get Involved


The Clackamas County Youth Action Board is looking to recruit new members. As a YAB member, you will be working with a diverse group of peers to advise local organizations, shape community programs, and collaborate to solve social justice issues affecting youth. The Youth Action Board currently meets twice a week; Tuesdays and Thursdays 4PM-5PM with additional optional opportunities to get involved.


Applicants are asked to attend a trial/shadowing period of at least one meeting per week for four weeks. This gives us time to get to know each other and for you to decide if you’d like to commit to becoming a member. Applicants are compensated monthly at a rate of $25/hr in Fred Meyer gift cards. At the end of the first four weeks, applicants will participate in a brief group interview. YAB members are compensated every two weeks at the same rate ($25/hr) by check through Clackamas County.


Applicant Requirements


  • Between 14-25 years old

  • Experience navigating housing instability or overcoming adversity related to their identification as a member of a traditionally underserved population (see “preferred qualifications below)

  • Have a connection to Clackamas County (currently or used to live or work here, family from here, etc.)

  • Must be willing to commit to attending weekly YAB meetings

  • Must be willing to learn and take on additional responsibilities such as facilitating meetings, participating in community coalitions, attending work groups

  • Commitment to equity and creating a safe environment for everyone


Preferred Qualifications


Clackamas County is committed to ensuring diverse cultures, perspectives and experiences are represented on the Youth Action Board.

  • Identify as/belong to a traditionally underserved population such as LGBTQ+, communities of color, pregnant and/or parenting, a minor experiencing homelessness, involvement with foster care,

  • Have personal or familial experience struggling with/within recovery from mental health disorders, struggling with/in recovery from substance use disorders, criminal or juvenile justice involvement, survivor of domestic violence and/or abuse, and/or survivor of sexual trafficking and/or exploitation


We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with the Youth Action Board’s projects, mission, vision, group agreements, core values, and commitment to trauma-informed action. When you’re ready to apply, fill out the survey below, and a YAB member will be in touch at our earliest convenience.

Click the 'Apply' button below to be directed to an application survey

We Need You on our team!