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Young People2019-08-09T12:32:42+01:00

A leader of the future? Be a leader of now.

Too often society fails to listen to young people’s views or recognise your ability to make a positive difference. It’s time for that to change.

Whether it’s protecting the environment, tackling knife crime, improving mental health, combating racism, campaigning against period poverty or something completely different, you can make a huge difference. There are lots of ways you can take action.

You can volunteer in your local hospital, help an elderly neighbour with their shopping, mentor someone younger than you, encourage local shops to use less plastic, or campaign against discrimination in your community. You don’t have to try and save the world on your own. Taking small positive actions can make a big difference.

By taking action you will not only benefit your community, you will also gain skills and experience that will help you to achieve great things at school, in further education and in your employability when you look for a job.

In this section, you will find information on how you can get involved. So don’t sit back and wait for change to happen. Make change happen now. Say #iwill.


Become an #iwill Champion

Join the 1000 organisations, and 300 young people campaigning for #iwill

#iwill Champions are young people aged 25 and under who care about increasing opportunities for young people to play their part in society by campaigning, volunteering or fundraising to make a difference in their communities.

Become an #iwill Champion and get access to resources, exclusive newsletters and opportunities to make youth social action part of life for young people.


Below are few organisations who provide funding or social action programmes for a range of ages across the UK.

Action for Conservation – We want to inspire young people to a long-term belief in the wonder of the natural world, that shapes their dreams and actions however their life turns out.

British Youth Council is a youth-led charity, we empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.

Do-It is a database of volunteering opportunities across the UK.

We works with primary and secondary schools and academies, as well as notable youth organisations to deliver their free active citizenship programming.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE)  gives all young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.


Are you a young person making a difference to others or for nature?

Your story can inspire more young people like you to use their energy, skills and ideas to change society and the environment for the better today.

Here are our 5 Tips for sharing your story:

Share your videos and photos, tell us your story – and we’ll make sure it’s heard.


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