Blog 09.06.21

Want to do more to get involved?

We know many of you will be bursting with ideas and energy to help make change happen. Here are some useful guides on how to start your own campaigns and links to organisations you could get involved with on the issues you care about most.

Three young people sitting on a step with workbooks

If you’re feeling like you want to start something yourself, here are a few guides to creating your own campaigns:

https://www.youthdoit.org/themes/awareness-raising/starting-a-campaign/

https://young.scot/get-informed/national/how-can-i-get-involved-in-campaigning

https://www.unicef.org.uk/working-with-young-people/youth-advocacy-toolkit/

https://www.iwill.org.uk/young-people

If you’d like to join others who are already campaigning, here are some handy links to organisations working for or with young people on a range of issues you might care about:

The DofE has compiled this list of organisations you might want to find out more about, but we are not endorsing any of them nor any of the content found on their websites.

Barnardo’s: Campaign with us

The Children’s Society: Campaign For Change

Save the Children: Campaign With Us – Demand Change

UNICEF: Campaign with us to protect children’s rights

Girlguiding: Ways to take action

Scouts: Help others

Restless Development: Restless Development

If you’d like to get more involved on a specific issue, here are some organisations you might want to consider getting in touch with:

Education:

National Union of Students: NUS

UNICEF: Champion Children’s Education

Environment:

UK Youth Climate Coalition: UK Youth Climate Coalition

UK Student Climate Network: Join the Climate Strike

UNICEF Youth for Climate Action: Youth for climate action

Employment & Training:

Living Wage Foundation: For the real cost of living

Joseph Rowntree Foundation: JRF

Health & Wellbeing:

YoungMinds: Campaign With Us

Brook: Healthy lives for young people

Time to Change: TTC Leadership Guide

Social Justice:

The Children’s Society: Ending Child Poverty

Child Poverty Action Group: CPAG

Stonewall: Acceptance without exception

Black Lives Matter UK: BLM UK

Agenda: Agenda

Voices of Young People in Care: VOYPIC

Politics & Representation:

Electoral Reform Society: Votes at 16

Stronger communities:

UK Youth: UK Youth

vInspired: Leaders in youth volunteer opportunities

The Prince’s Trust: Start Something

Scouts: Scouts

Girlguiding: Girlguiding

 

Here are a few more organisations working specifically in…

Northern Ireland:

Youth Forum: Promoting The Voice Of Young People

NICCY Youth Panel: Youth Panel

Wales:

Welsh Youth Parliament

Volunteering Wales 

Scotland

Young Scot

John Muir Trust

SAMH: For Scotland’s Mental Health

Children in Scotland

The Scottish Youth Parliament

LGBT Youth Scotland

The Network of Youth Awards in Scotland