World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council 2019: Young Ocean Leaders Wanted!

World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council 2019: Young Ocean Leaders Wanted!

Deadline: October 3, 2018

Young Ocean Leaders Wanted! The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council is searching for 15 new young ocean leaders from around the world to bring the Council to a grand total of 25 members! Apply to become a Youth Advisory Council member.

The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council (Council) was created in 2016 to develop World Oceans Day into a unique way to connect and unite youth around the world for a better future with a healthier ocean that sustains us all, no matter where we live. To do so, the Council uses World Oceans Day to rally the world on and around 8 June and provides opportunities for continued engagement and action year-round. 

The Council works closely with The Ocean Project and its global partner network to help shape the development of World Oceans Day as it grows – expanding its reach and impact by providing new and unique perspectives, ideas, and recommendations for innovative and effective engagement with youth and others from all sectors involved in celebrating World Oceans Day.


  • Youth-Led World Oceans Day Projects
    • Each Council member is expected to serve in a team that will develop a youth-led project (a conservation campaign or actionable resource) to be used by youth on World Oceans Day
    • Members are expected to actively engage with other youth leaders within the Youth4theOcean network through virtual training sessions and social media to successfully implement their projects
    • Projects will be developed by the end of February and teams are expected to conduct training sessions for their projects during March and April, with implementation in June
  • Networking and Advising
    • Members are expected to share World Oceans Day social media posts and develop at least 1 blog post each year
    • Members are encouraged to assist with translating materials
    • Members are expected to advance World Oceans Day with and through their own personal networks and connections and are also encouraged to connect with the broader World Oceans Day network to engage people in all sectors
    • Members are encouraged to represent the Council at events, conferences, and important meetings throughout the year
  • Members should expect to spend an average of approximately 10 hours per month on Council activities, with slightly more time during January – June than during July – December


  • Applicants should be between the ages of 16 and 22
  • Applicants must be able to make a two-year commitment – including approximately 10 hours per month to Council activities
  • Applicants must have a passion for ocean conservation!


Download and read the Advisory Council Handbook here.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit World Ocean Day.