EDF Energy launches The Pod’s Helping Hands campaign in support of #iwill 

Blog by Darren Towers, Head of Campus Education, EDF Energy, 19 May 2015 At EDF Energy, we recognise the value and skills that volunteering can bring to the people involved and to their communities. To encourage more young people to take social action, this month we launched a new campaign on our education programme, The Pod. The […]

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Turning pledges into action

Blog from Meera Chadha, Programme Manager, Nesta. Last week, I was lucky enough to join a group of forward-thinking local authorities as we looked at ways that councils could support the #iwill campaign from Step Up to Serve. The campaign aims to increase by 50% the number of young people involved in social action (in all and any […]

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#iwill, a habit for life.

Blog from Sarah Shaikh, #iwill ambassador Since becoming an #iwill Ambassador I have had so many amazing experiences and opportunities that I probably wouldn’t have got any other way and they have lead me on a new path in my life making me so much more confident and happy. In March I was honoured to be […]

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Trustee visit to NHS in Sheffield

Blog post from Louis Stokes, Youth Trustee for Step Up To Serve. The health and social care sector is one which is seemingly beginning to develop in terms of the vast number of volunteers integrating into the sector. As both a trustee of Step Up To Serve and someone who works in the NHS voluntarily […]

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Adult volunteers have the X-Factor

Blog by Lindsay Levkoff Lynn, CEO Youth United. If just 0.1% of viewers stopped watching X-Factor and instead gave an evening a week to volunteering as an adult leader for the Air Cadets, Girlguiding, or another Youth United organisation then we could recruit over 9,000 new leaders! But what does adult volunteering have to do […]

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A Partnership Approach

A blog from Student Hubs & Barclays The #iwill campaign brings together organisations from across sectors to create a powerful movement for youth social action across the UK. Not only are we united in our pledges, but the movement takes on even greater significance when organisations create partnerships around meeting their respective youth social action […]

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