As one of 60 Welsh Youth Parliament Members (WYPM) you'll give a platform to the voices of young people in Wales on issues that are important to them.
Become a Welsh Youth Parliament Member
Applications are open
Want to become a member of the next Welsh Youth Parliament?
Why become a Member?
From making an impact for young people in Wales, to media engagements, events and training - there's lots of unique opportunities to get involved with.
Be a voice
You can make a difference by raising awareness of the issues facing young
people in Wales at a national level.
Be an influencer
Have an opportunity to influence the way Members of Senedd see and understand
issues facing young people in Wales.
Develop your skills
Develop your leadership and research skills, and boost your confidence in public speaking – skills that will benefit you for life.
Develop your knowledge of how politics works and understand how decisions impact the lives of people in Wales.
Get the chance to debate in the Senedd's debating chamber and take part in media engagements.
Share the journey
Make new friends, and share experiences with a diverse group of young people.
Still not sure?
Here's what past Welsh Youth Parliament Members had to say about their experience.
Throw yourself at EVERYTHING! Whether that be making friends, speaking in the Chamber, eating brownies or other opportunities, just make the most of everything.”
Ffion-Haf Davies - WYPM 2018-2021
Two incredible years of meetings, progress and most importantly, fun. It has been a truly incredible experience that has provided us all with so much and helped young people across Wales find their voice.
Evan Burgess - WYPM 2018-2021
Being part of the Welsh Youth Parliament has really helped my own personal development but also spurred my friends and young people I know to take an interest in politics.
TALULAH THOMAS - WYPM 2018-2021
Ready to apply?
Here's how you can apply to become a Welsh Youth Parliament Member.
1. MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
You'll need to live in Wales, or receive your education in Wales.
You'll also need to be between 11 - 17 years old on the 22 November 2021.
2. DOWNLOAD YOUR CANDIDATE PACK
Start your journey to standing for election.
Grab our candidate pack to get all the info on what's involved in becoming a Welsh Youth Parliament Member.
3. COMPLETE YOUR NOMINATION
Including a 200-word bio explaining why you would be a good Welsh Youth Parliament Member.
Detailing three issues directly affecting young in people in Wales that really matter to you.
Applications will close on 20 September 2021.