Youth

Youth are an important part of the Huon Valley community.

This page lists youth specific services offered in the Huon Valley by the Huon Valley Council and other professional services and community groups.

For more information on youth services provided within the Huon Valley, contact Council’s Youth Development Officer.

Ph: (03) 6264 0300

E: hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

FB: Huon Valley Youth

What’s happening

ARVO's

ARVOs is the Huon Valley Council’s Child, Family and Youth engagement program. The Youth Services team travels across the Valley, connecting with local groups and professional services to provide a positive, engaging and supportive environment for families and youth in the Valley.

Refer to the “What’s Happening” calendar above for specific details of all ARVOs dates, times and locations.

ARVO’s ROVING

Each Wednesday during school terms, FREE afternoon activities will take place at different rural townships across the Huon Valley. These locations are Ranelagh, Cygnet, Franklin and Geeveston.

Snacks, activities and games are provided, designed to allowing children to play and connect, giving parents an opportunity to sit back and watch.

This program is proudly sponsored by Huon Valley Bendigo Bank and Financial Services, and The Alcohol & Drug Foundation.

ARVO’s DOVER

Each Thursday during school terms, FREE afternoon activities take place at the Dover District School. These activities are for all families in Dover and the surrounding areas.

Snacks, activities and games are provided for children, allowing parents to socialise with each other and relax.

This program is proudly sponsored by Tassal and The Alcohol & Drug Foundation.

ARVO’s HUONVILLE

Each Friday Afternoon during the year a FREE Youth Hangout space will be open at the Huon Valley Hub in Huonville.

There will be snacks, board & video games, activities and a space to hang out.

This program is proudly sponsored by Duggans, Bioflex Nutrition, Homelands, L&S Doyle, Geeveston Op-Shop and The Alcohol & Drug Foundation.

Youth Services

The Huon Valley Council believes in connecting youth with trusted professional services. Below is a list of services offered within the Huon Valley and surrounds that are recommended by youth.

Click here to learn more about our trusted youth services.

If you need immediate support, we recommend the following:

Kids Helpline

1800 551 800

www.kidshelpline.com.au

Headspace

1800 650 890

www.eheadspace.org.au

Lifeline

13 11 14

Youth Committee

The Huon Valley Council has a committee made of Huon youth who are passionate about making sure that youth are heard in all projects and events that take place within the Huon Valley.

The Youth Committee also creates their own projects each year. Currently the Committee are working on a Mental Health Wallet card created for youth within the valley.

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Youth Clubs & Groups

There are a variety of groups that youth can join and take part in.

This includes, but is not limited to sporting clubs, youth groups and other clubs.

Click here to find a list of clubs and groups.