Youth Social Action: “Listen To Us”

Youth Social Action: “Listen To Us”

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Youth Social Action Campaign –  #iwill Pledge update 2018,

Voices Heard, Action taken, Difference made.

I’m proud to still be backing the #iwill social action campaign to make ‘youth social action’ part of life for 10-20 year-olds in the UK, particularly calling on all stakeholders to demonstrate how they are truly youth-led as enshrined in the core principles of the campaign.  Research indicated that whilst 4 in 10 young people are already engaged in ‘meaningful’ regular volunteering, many more would be if they had the opportunities or were empowered to do so. So lets listen to them about how best to do that, address the challenges they face to make it easier, and celebrate their youth-led successes and supporters who help them.

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“From volunteer to Chief Executive – an unexpected journey”

“From volunteer to Chief Executive – an unexpected journey”

Blogs, Youth Social Action

Founder of Young Voices Heard reflects on his personal journey and importance of volunteering that started it. [Written for World Youth Skills Day 15th July 2017 and updated for International Volunteers Day 5th Dec 2017]

“My life and career was shaped by an early decision to volunteer regularly, starting with short-term trips with the International Voluntary Service, and including a f/t year-long placement with Community Service Volunteers. I intended to be a journalist but my volunteering interests became my new career choices. This article explores that journey, sharing lessons learnt.” Continue reading ““From volunteer to Chief Executive – an unexpected journey””