Who Are the YACers?

DoSomething.org’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of diverse young people from across the country who tell us what to do. They're the boss of us.

What the heck do they do? YACers correspond weekly with campaign leads, helping figure out what we should green-light. They tell us when our language and references are lame. And, they remind us that it's not about us; it's about them. Always.

DoSomething.org YAC Requirements

Applicants should be prepared to contribute an average of 2 hours each week.

Specific requirements:

  • Commit to be an active DoSomething.org rep in your community. That means TALK US UP!
  • Connect with and support fellow YAC members through our private Facebook group.
  • Complete preset required weekly initiatives (you can view a basic schedule here).
  • Correspond weekly with assigned campaign lead (view campaign leads here).
  • Participate in 1 pre-scheduled kickoff and training session google hangouts
  • Contribute 2 fully developed campaign ideas.
  • Run one campaign and send in a wrap report.


We are transitioning the YAC at this time into a small, powerful VIP group. This exclusive group will get to be involved in competitions (that no one else will know about, shhh) and have a chance to connect to other VIPs across the country to represent their school/town in really fun ways.

If this sounds like something you would be down for, apply with an email that says "YAC VIPs" in the subject line to chris@dosomething.org! Include your name, school/town, and preferred nickname if were to become a professional foosball player (seriously).

We also have specialized councils on specific topics:

Health Advisory Council

We’ve put together a Health Advisory Council with one of our partners to identify how we can help improve teen health, as well as ideate and provide feedback on campaigns aimed at teen health.

Application is currently closed

College Process Advisory Council

This council works with the College Board to improve the college exploration/application process for high school students across the US. And by “improve,” we really mean “make it less insanely crazy and stressful.”

Application is currently closed