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Adult Volunteers

You can make a difference

Thanks for considering becoming a volunteer. There are thousands of young people keen to take part but not enough adults to support them in doing this. You can change this.

Below is a list of some of the organisations across the UK who you can choose to volunteer with, and specific opportunities if you live in Birmingham or London. If you don’t find the right opportunity for you in the list below, here are some guidelines for exploring other possibilities:

  • Identify what you are passionate about. What would you most like to help young people achieve?
  • If you’re a parent, talk to your kids about getting involved.
  • Approach your local school and offer to help them with social action activity.
  • If you’re not a parent, talk to the young people you know about the causes that engage them.
  • Find a cause. Start a group.

National

Girlguiding

Girl guiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. By volunteering with them, you can help create amazing op…

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Do-it.org

Do something good today. Find the perfect volunteering opportunity just for you. Enter your postcode or town to start searching no…

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VOLO

VOLO helps individuals develop the skills and experience that will make them successful in the workplace by connecting them to ski…

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Scout leaders required

You don't have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. We all have useful skills – first aid; DIY; coo…

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Boys’ Brigade

Experience tells us that being involved in the Boys Brigade changes children and young people's lives, so why not get involved and…

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Fire Cadets

You don't have to work for the Fire Service to get involved. Our adult volunteers are supported to help train Fire Cadets, enhanci…

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Army Cadet Force

The Army Cadet Force delivers fun, friendship, action and adventure to over 46,000 cadets and 8,500 adult volunteers around the UK…

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Girls’ Brigade

Girls' Brigade is passionate about seeing lives and communities transformed and enriched! Through working in partnership with chur…

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Sea Cadets

Every weekend across the UK 14,000 young people get involved in Sea Cadet activities - challenging themselves and developing new s…

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St John Ambulance

You can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. St John Ambulance teaches people to be the difference - right at t…

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The Prince’s Trust

The Prince's Trust helps young people to overcome their barriers and move forwards into education, employment or training. Through…

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Volunteer Police Cadets

Volunteering opportunities exist to lead young people in their cadet activities, including weekly meetings, adventure training and…

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Youth United

Youth United is a network of voluntary youth organisations working together to increase access to the opportunities they offer you…

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London

Envision

Envision engages young people in social action through which they can develop themselves whilst benefitting others. It is looking …

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Team London

The Mayor's volunteering programme for London, Team London makes it quick and easy for Londoners to give their time, find voluntee…

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Birmingham

Envision

Envision engages young people in social action through which they can develop themselves whilst benefitting others. It is looking …

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Youth social action improves young peoples sense of belonging to and duty towards the communities they live in, which in turn benefits wider society by creating safer communities. We all have something to gain from young people participating more fully.

As an adult you can get involved in a number of ways, including encouraging young people close to you to get involved, and recognising and rewarding them when they do.

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