Youth work

If you have youth work skills or want to get some experience in this area, there is something for everyone. Remember to plan ahead because you’ll probably need a background check before you can start volunteering. Take a look at the section on 'volunteering with children and young people', as well as these ideas:

  • The British Scout movement has almost 500,000 members and thousands of volunteers. They’ve got 33,500 young people waiting to join and need 5,000 new volunteers. Volunteer with them and you’ll get great leadership experience, a chance to take part in amazing activities and lifelong friendships. 
  • Try the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services. It’s a network of over 170 national organisations and regional and local organisations that work with and for young people. It’s a good place to start if you're looking to volunteer with young people.

« back to ideas