#iwillWeek 2018

7 November 2018

We’re celebrating how youth social action helps build communities this #iwillWeek – join us!

Iwill Week White2The 12-16 November 2018 is #iwillWeek which serves as a focal point for anyone and any organisations to communicate the benefits of youth social action. This year our focus is on young people. Their voices. Their impact. Their story.

#iwillWeek is a yearly celebration of the anniversary of the inception of the #iwill campaign. The #iwill campaign is a national initiative, led by Patron HRH The Prince of Wales, that launched in 2013 with high-level cross-party support. The campaign has a goal of enabling 10 to 20 year-olds from all backgrounds to have access to volunteering, campaigning and fundraising opportunities by 2020. We call this youth social action - making a difference through practical action in the service of others. It is an independent cross-party campaign, led by 875 organisations from across sectors, of which we are proud to say we’re one.

We believe that enabling more young people, wherever they live and whatever their background, to become active citizens, will have a long-term, unifying impact on the future of our country.

Our commitment to the #iwill campaign is to:

  • Support the #iwill campaign in Scotland by promoting opportunities for young people to volunteer and celebrating their experiences and achievements.
  • Encourage organisations to involve young volunteers and make it easier for them by offering training, resources and guidance.
  • Involve young volunteers and organisations in our research on young people’s volunteering in Scotland, generating practical ideas for making it easier for young people to volunteer

Alongside this, we want more of our partners to be involved. For business, education, public and voluntary sector organisations to recognise the capacity of young people to make a difference and pledge to empower them to do so.

So we’re urging organisations we work with to add their backing by creating an #iwill pledge here and showing support on social media. Head to @iwill_campaign on Twitter, theiwillcampaign on Facebook and step-up-to-serve on Linkedin.

To find out more about the campaign visit iwill.org.uk or email hello@stepuptoserve.org.uk