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#iwill ambassadors

#iwill ambassadors

#iwill is represented by 200 inspirational young ambassadors, 50 from each year of the campaign so far. They are 10-20 year-olds who are leading fantastic social action in their communities. They come from a variety of backgrounds across the UK, but all have one thing in common – a passion that drives them to find time to help others. From mentoring their peers online, to coordinating a charity fundraiser or enhancing their local area, every one of these #iwill ambassadors is making a difference.

They were selected because they demonstrate a strong commitment to social action, and have inspirational stories to tell – stories which bring alive the double benefit of youth social action. Not only are these young people giving a great deal, but they are also building their character and skills in the process.

They have also promised to share their social action story with others, to encourage more young people to get involved, and the #iwill pledge that each has made is a commitment to continue making a difference to others. Do take a look through their stories and case studies and get to know them. It’s clear that for these #iwill ambassadors, social action has become a habit that will stay with them for life.

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  • National Youth Social Action Survey 2017 results
  • Update from one of our youngest #iwill Ambassadors from Northern Ireland
  • News in Brief, April 2018
  • New Environmental Youth Campaigns & Toolkits
  • Young Manchester announces its new funded partners
  • News in Brief, March 2018
  • How can we create a culture of environmental social action from the youngest ages?
  • Turning a passion for the environment into social action
  • News in Brief February 2018
  • Call for Expressions of Interest to join the #iwill campaign’s Scale & Reach Steering Group
  • Student Volunteering Week 2018: a blog post from #iwill Ambassador Anita Dennison
  • An #iwillfund match-funded sports project in Bolton shares their story
  • Providing Youth Voice through our Smart School Council
  • Full Time Social Action Review Published
  • News in Brief January 2018
  • Unlocking talent, and fulfilling potential through youth social action
  • T Levels and Work Placements: Consultation guide for businesses and education providers
  • Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, opens applications to join the country’s first Youth Combined Authority
  • Beat the Bullies. A social action spoken word, by Chloe Hine.
  • News in Brief December 2017
  • Government launches plan to increase participation in democracy
  • How you can improve school performance, enhance student wellbeing, and increase teacher engagement through embedding social action in the curriculum
  • Young people remain ready to help build positive communities – let’s empower them to do just that!
  • Youth social action will build communities and make society the best it can be
  • V•Inspired and Ambition are excited to announce their new youth social action quality mark!
  • An #iwillweek blog post from Stephen Tutin, #iwill Ambassador 
  • David Blunkett calls for national Government programme of full-time volunteering
  • Leaders renew cross-party support for #iwill
  • 90% of parents want their children to have the chance to help others or the environment
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) extends its reach in new partnership with the #iwill fund.
  • #iwillWeek 2017 Partner Communications Pack
  • October 2017 News in Brief
  • Pupils missing out on volunteering, debating – Sutton Trust Report
  • Archbishop’s Youth Trust Appeal To #BeTheChange
  • A blog post from #iwill Ambassador Georgia Williams on DofE
  • PDSA proud to pledge to #iwill and launches appeal for young volunteers
  • Case study: school social action supporting local health and care services
  • Case study: Transforming schools and communities through social action
  • Reflections on Party Conferences from young Girlguiding Advocates
  • Supercharging the essential skills through youth social action
  • Public Affairs Planning: Party Conferences
  • News in Brief September 2017
  • Take part in the World’s Largest Lesson
  • “How non-formal education and social action transformed my school”
  • Government calls for evidence on benefits of full-time social action for young people
  • “We need to harness young people’s appetite for doing good” – Sam Conniff becomes Chair of Generation Change
  • Virgin Money Foundation launches #iwill Take Action Fund for the North East
  • News in Brief – August 2017
  • Scout Association and NCS announce exciting new partnership
  • Young people driving the skills agenda
  • Spirit partnership with #iwill fund to unlock £2m to empower girls and young women
  • News in Brief July 2017
  • New Talent Match Award to recognise youth friendly employers
  • ‘Young People Churchill Fellowship’ for youth social action!
  • £5million invested by Careers & Enterprise Company to support 160,000 young people into work
  • New pledge extends Sport England support for #iwill
  • #iwillFund Tender
  • News In Brief June 2017
  • #iwill Combat Cyberbulling!
  • Co-op Foundation invites youth charities to apply for its #iwill fund
  • Share Your Pledge Day 2017 Comms Pack
  • Young People Spotlight: Youth Social Action, Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • News in Brief, May 2017
  • Charity initiative to share spaces launched
  • Co-op Foundation creates £2m fund to help young people take action to tackle loneliness
  • Free online MOOC course: Building Character through Youth Social Action
  • The Environment Now
  • Young offenders who are helping their peers in prison
  • Justine Greening welcomes work of LGBT youth social action charity Just Like Us
  • April’s News in Brief
  • Free online MOOC course: Building Character through Youth Social Action
  • Never too young to do fundraising, meet 10 year old Amelia!
  • #iwill Business Pioneers call for more employers to support young people into social action
  • News In Brief, March 2017
  • #iwill Ambassador Jamie Trusler’s speech from the Advisory Council, March 2017
  • How one college’s Ofsted report gave the spotlight to youth social action
  • Youth social action helps apprentices develop the employability skills we need
  • Seven proud years!
  • Accessing opportunities to participate in social action this Disabled Access Day
  • Sport England partners with the #iwill Fund to help young people give back through sport
  • As the minds of the future, young people offer new ideas and can introduce fresh ways of thinking about problems
  • Life is better for young people who are involved in helping others, confirms latest #iwill survey
  • Take heart from the great successes shown by this survey, look at the opportunities it has revealed, and act.
  • Kerri tunes up for youth social action
  • News in brief, February 2017
  • #iwill in Wales
  • Cleveland Volunteer Police Cadets embed intergenerational social action
  • News in Brief, January 2017
  • Exciting new fund offers young people the chance to lead change and get a taste for social action
  • NCS is becoming a key part of the social action landscape for young people
  • Youth social action builds stronger communities, says influential Government review
  • News in brief December
  • Government announces review into the legal status of full-time volunteers
  • Project Parent – a Christmas tale of social action
  • What a week! Highlights from the biggest #iwillWeek yet
  • #iwill Business Pioneer PwC on their ‘Back to Schools’ programme
  • Young volunteers are vital in health and social care
  • 2016 National Youth Social Action Survey – Headline findings
  • Horizon – mapping social action provision across the UK
  • Business Leaders: Are you ready to pledge your support for young people and their future?
  • Political leaders renew their support during #iwillWeek
  • Find out why everyone is saying #iwill
  • #iwill Fund launches to give multi-million boost to youth social action
  • Literacy Leaders
  • #iwillWeek 2016 Partner Communications Pack
  • From “me’ and ‘them’ to ‘us’
  • News in Brief October
  • Building a City of Leaders
  • Youth United Impact Report 2015-16: growing sustainably and learning as we go
  • Join the new #iwill Fund Leadership Board as a young member!
  • Building on success
  • Work Experience Week 2016
  • Universities UK launches report aiming to improve social mobility in higher education
  • Youth Social Action across the Continent
  • What are the benefits of youth social action?
  • Celebrating students who get involved to make a difference
  • Learnings from America on starting social action early
  • More stories from the #iwill media partnership
  • £40 million #iwill fund to boost social action opportunities for young people
  • News in brief September
  • New LifeSkills Youth Advisory Council with Barclays
  • Dream it. Try it. Live it.
  • News In Brief August 2016
  • Learnings from abroad, a vision for Service Years
  • Do you like to Move it, Move it? Then Move it for Money!
  • Make social action a part of your journey to the world of work
  • Helping in Hospitals, a role for young people
  • #iwill partners in America – the story so far…
  • Ofsted Head says supporting social action in school will benefit teachers and learners
  • #iwill and social action takes centre stage at the Teach First Impact Conference
  • July News in Brief
  • Think Big Blueprint
  • Health & social care direction for the #iwill campaign
  • National and Regional Award Winners announced for schools & organisations recognised for instilling character
  • £1.8 million grant to double number of Volunteer Police Cadets in renewed #iwill pledge
  • A call for new partners to help grow NCS this autumn
  • New fund launches to ‘Celebrate’ and bring people together
  • Can a young person change the world? With the “Legislate peace” campaign, young people pledge to create a safer world
  • Hear from some of our #iwill Ambassadors in their own words why they support youth social action
  • Get involved in social action, as it’s SO rewarding
  • Youth social action: What do we know about young people’s participation? 
  • Young Enterprise pledge #iwill
  • Royal #iwill celebration in Scotland
  • Partnership Opportunity – Young Scot & #iwill
  • News in Brief June
  • Evidence Synthesis, making the case for youth social action
  • Young people, mental health and sport – a new project is underway
  • Cancer Research UK and Oxfam are amongst the latest organisations to say #iwill
  • Islamic leaders pledge #iwill as Ramadan begins
  • Do-it Trust joins the #iwill Campaign on Share Your Pledge day 2016
  • Embedding social action in Higher Education
  • #iwill joins the Big Celebration as Volunteers Week 2016 kicks off
  • Promoting youth social action through a new media partnership
  • Young people top the volunteering league table: savvy under 25’s volunteer to get ahead at work and gain skills
  • Give and Gain Day puts spotlight on employee volunteering
  • News in Brief – May
  • #iwill wants YOU – Ambassador nominations 2016 now open
  • Pledge your support for youth social action on Give and Gain Day
  • Nurturing the Heart through Service Learning
  • What is the future of “Doing Good” in the UK?
  • Want to be a young trustee for Step Up To Serve?
  • Award win for Leap Confronting Conflict
  • The six principles of quality youth social action: A triple benefit?
  • Share Your #iwill Pledge
  • Universities can create real change by joining forces and backing #iwill
  • Young people can lead the way during Volunteers Week
  • Teachers confirm the importance of supporting students to make a difference and say more can be done to promote social action
  • News in Brief – April Edition
  • Ambassador Spotlight April
  • Social Action in the Army Cadets
  • What is a habit of social action for young people?
  • Businesses big AND small can promote social action for young people
  • Social action should be part of an education system that caters for ALL young people
  • Awards launched for those best at instilling character
  • Blog post from Philip Goodwin, CEO of VSO
  • BYC Youth Select Committee opportunity
  • Relaunch of Young Rugby Ambassadors programme sees RFU pledge #iwill to support rugby’s future leaders
  • Matthew Yeoh, 16, jointly wins ‘Volunteer of the Year’ at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Staff Awards
  • Volunteers in care homes create ‘profound positive impact’ for residents – new research
  • They get some exercise. I get some quiet time. The charity’s coffers swell. It’s a win all round.
  • #iwill across the UK
  • Happy Apprenticeships Week from new team starter Abhinav!
  • Ambassador Spotlights
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Royal Diamond Tour update:
  • News in brief – March Update
  • Positive social action celebrated at The Regis School
  • Barnardo’s pledges #iwill
  • Both sides of the story: valuing young people’s experience beyond work
  • What do young women want?