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Voluntary Action South West Surrey

Voluntary Action South West Surrey

We pledge to:

  • We will promote and celebrate the positive role young people can play through social action and volunteering.
  • We will take the lead as an organisation to encourage other charities to create a vast spectrum of voluntary roles that are attractive to young people at the different stages of their life.
  • When organisations appeal to a wide range of skills and experiences, young people should continue to be engaged for longer periods of time. Enabling them to benefit by; reducing loneliness and social isolation, learning new skills, making friends, keeping active, gaining confidence and overall enhancing their well-being.
  • We will continue to encourage young people to access volunteering by promoting opportunities in schools, colleges, universities and youth groups. Via planned visits, freshers and volunteering fairs and information stands at local events

Our 2016’17 pledge is below which we have now completed.

  • We will encourage more young people to access volunteering by promoting opportunities, and the benefits of youth social action, in schools, colleges, university’s and youth groups. We will do this through planned visits, volunteer fairs, freshers fairs, information stands and having a presence at local events.
  • We will take the lead as an organisation and support our local charities to provide more volunteering opportunities for young people.  We will work in close partnership with the University of Surrey will make Youth Social Action a focus of our Annual Conference in 2017.

Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
Over 600 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”