Voluntary Action South West Surrey has updated the #Iwill week pledge that we made last year.
Last year our pledge was;
“We will encourage more young people to access volunteering by promoting opportunities, and the benefits of youth social action, in schools, colleges, universities and youth groups. We will do this through planned visits,volunteer fairs, fresher’s fairs, information stands and having a presence at local events.
We will support our organisation and local charities to provide more volunteering opportunities for young people, by working in close partnership with the University of Surrey and making Youth Social Action the focus of our Annual Conference in 2017.”
We feel we achieved our pledge goals last year and have now altered them to move forward into 2018 with an updated pledge and a greater understanding of the great things youth social action can achieve.
This year our pledge is;
"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."
More information can be found online via; http://www.iwill.org.uk