Last year our pledge was;
“We will encourage more young people to access volunteeringby promoting opportunities, and the benefits of youth social action, inschools, colleges, universities and youth groups. We will do this through planned visits,volunteer fairs, fresher’s fairs, information stands and having a presence atlocal events.
We will support our organisation and local charities toprovide more volunteering opportunities for young people, by working in closepartnership with the University of Surrey and making Youth Social Action thefocus of our Annual Conference in 2017.”
We feel we achieved our pledge goals last year and have nowaltered them to move forward into 2018 with an updated pledge and a greaterunderstanding of the great things youth social action can achieve.
This year our pledge is;
"We will promote and celebrate the positive role young peoplecan play through social action and volunteering.
We will take the lead as an organisation to encourage othercharities to create a vast spectrum of voluntary roles that are attractive toyoung people at the different stages of their life.
When organisations appeal to a wide range of skills andexperiences, young people should continue to be engaged for longer periods oftime. Enabling them to benefit by; reducing loneliness and social isolation,learning new skills, making friends, keeping active, gaining confidence andoverall enhancing their well-being.
We will continue to encourage young people to accessvolunteering by promoting opportunities in schools, colleges, universities andyouth groups. Via planned visits, freshers and volunteering fairs andinformation stands at local events."
More information can be found online via; http://www.iwill.org.uk