Working at FYA

Rethink the World. Unleash the Future.

Join the only national not-for-profit organisation dedicated solely to young people. 

Why work with FYA?

At FYA, we engage with young Australians of diverse backgrounds aged 12 and 29 through initiatives in the places they study, work, live and explore. We challenge young people to aspire to great things and to give social action or enterprise a go.

FYA brings together the largest community of young changemakers in the country: the innovators, makers, dreamers, thinkers, doers and creators. We support their projects and ventures to thrive – whether they are small scale community volunteer projects or a large social enterprises offering new markets and models for social change. We help them develop their ideas, build business management and leadership skills, utilise technology, and create networks with other young people including networks of: young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, associations connecting with Asia and social entrepreneurs.

We amplify our work through systems change in both the settings that impact on young people, and, by fostering their involvement in solutions-finding across communities, government and industry. We want young people at the centre of the national discussion of Australia’s long term challenges because we believe they are the country’s greatest resource to solve those challenges.

We are a team of high performers. We work hard and play hard. We move fast and learn quickly.

You’ll join a network of amazing and passionate young people who are actively creating the future we need

Our team is made up of talented and focused individuals who bring a diverse range of skills and experience to their work. We are proud to work with and alongside some incredibly talented young people who are working tirelessly to create positive change across all areas of this country (and the world)! Check out some of our community here.

You’ll gain the skills and experience you need for the future

The FYA Promise

The FYA Promise is to unleash each FYAers brilliance by providing an environment that stimulates, challenges and inspires us all to work together, to contribute and develop as individuals.

At FYA we are committed to developing our team in the following future focused skills:

  • Cultural intelligence
  • Social Action
  • Coaching and facilitation
  • Co-design
  • Digital Engagement
  • Social Entrepreneurship


‚ÄčThe FYA Values

Be wide awake

The world is changing fast, and young Australians will need to be agile and adaptable to meet tomorrow’s world head on. We’re learning all the time. We listen to others

Be brave

We believe in young people standing up boldly for what they believe in, taking chances and building their resilience

Be ambitious

We’re excited about young entrepreneurs, innovators and creators who are rethinking the world and creating a better future

We collaborate

We’re co-dependent, we thrive on working with partners to create shared value and lasting impact



Keen to join us? Check out our current vacancies here