Community governments are representative of or elected by the people of a region, who often share cultural heritage. They usually meet to discuss problems, budget and initiatives for the area.
Joining your local community government is a great way to get in touch with what is going on in your area, what sort of issues people are having and which ideas and solutions are being put forward. It is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills such as initiative and problem-solving, as well as communication skills and creativity. You can learn how governments work and the process behind them. As a community government member, you might be expected to fundraise, vote on important decisions, advertise, and network with important people in your community.
For more information, contact your local community centre.
Usually anyone within the community can apply, but there may be competition for places
Usually there are few costs involved
Communication and other leadership skills can be useful
Meetings tend to be regular or semi-regular, and there may be other initiatives
An application form is typical, but this varies and may include other methods such as interview