Hills Youth Army

#HYA - Hills Youth Army Logo

Vision: "The Hills Youth Army (HYA) aims to involve youth in their community through volunteer initiatives, community participation and connections with other youth worldwide.”

Founded in 2014, the Hills Youth Army is dedicated to empowering young people aged 15-24 in the Hills Shire LGA through volunteering opportunities within their local community. The HYA aim to connect young people and Council to become more involved in their community through ‘service to others’ that will indeed help develop their social awareness, leadership and problem-solving skills, and increase community engagement to things that matter the most especially to the youth. 

Since then, The Hills Youth Army has supported community events within the Shire such as Orange Blossom Festival, Garage Sale Trail, Sydney Country Music Festival, Paws in the Park, Hills Relay for Life, Mental Health Campaigns, The Mayoral Sleep-out, and Australia Day to name a few.

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Youth Week 2022 - Basketball Comp

The Hills Shire Council was proud to have partnered with Hills Hornets, Hillsong, Youth Rezolutions and Saints Care, and the Castle Hill Police Local Area Command to bring you the 'Youth Week 3 on 3 Basketball Comp'. This year's theme ‘It’s up to YOUth’ couldn’t have been more accurate with nearly 20 teams coming from all over the Shire to participate, taking up the challenge to play off for the top spot.


Youth Week 2022 - Skateboarding Workshop

The Hills Shire Council was grateful to have Totem Skateboarding ‘on-board’ again this year to deliver workshops at our Balcombe Heights Estate skateboarding facilities. 



Local organisations interested in getting members of the Hills Youth Army to provide volunteer assistance should contact The Hills Shire Council on the details below.

Skills acquired can also be used in their school community and service programs and events management courses including HSC VET.

The HYA can access free skills and capacity development training, well-being support and more from the Hills Shire Council Community and Events Team throughout the year.  

HYA is a program for young people and we invite all suggestions, ideas, and contributions. 


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For more information please contact The Hills Shire Council Volunteer & Youth Programs Officer on 02 9843 0245 or email volunteers@thehills.nsw.gov.au