Meet the MAC
The Management Advisory Committee or MAC is a group of young people from across the varying projects to help shape and manage the direction of AYA
Volunteers come together once a month to share ideas and concerns, review the discussions held by the trustees, and input into the running of AYA. The group meets roughly once a month and members are also welcome to attend our Trustee Meetings. If you would like to be involved, then please ask your Project Worker for more information and when the dates of the next set of meetings are arranged.
This is your opportunity to share your ideas, make a difference and help to shape and develop all aspects of youth volunteering in Bucks. Join this group of young people passionate about making a difference in their community.
The MAC is at the heart of AYA and with support from AYA staff, you get involved in all aspects of developing and improving the quantity, quality and diversity of youth volunteering in Aylesbury Vale including:
- Promoting volunteering
- Recruiting new volunteers
- Raising awareness of achievements of young people
- Developing new projects to help meet community needs
- Consulting with other young people
The MAC is open to young people from all backgrounds and abilities with roles tailored to individual interests, all you need is plenty of enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved!
Each year, the young people appoint Volunteers from within the group to lead it, as Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. For more information on these roles please speak to you Project Worker.
MAC Chair: The Chair leads the meeting, encourages everyone to contribute to discussions, and brings the group to a decision. Where the group is undecided, the Chair has the final vote on any decision.
MAC Vice-Chair: The Vice-Chair supports the Chair and leads the meeting in their absence. Together, they will agree what needs to be discussed at meetings and plan an agenda.
MAC Secretary: The Secretary organises the meeting – letting everyone know meeting dates and circulating any required information (usually done via the Facebook group). The Secretary also writes up the notes from each meeting as a record of what was discussed and decided.
MAC Treasurer: The Treasurer holds a small budget for the MAC and will need to help the group make decisions in how to spend it, keeping a log of what has been spent and what is still available.
Throughout the year, the MAC organise a variety of events for Volunteers.
If your interested in joining the MAC group, getting involved couldn’t be more easy, just fill in the sign up form and we will get back to you with more information. Each sign up form will be dealt with strictly in the order in which they arrive.