Shouting out

Youth forums

While Innovate gives you the chance to say what direction you think Girlguiding should take, you should also check out these opportunities to influence how things are run in the world around you.

The National Youth Agency

UK Youth Parliament

Youth volunteering

Many elements of Senior Section awards and qualifications feature community action projects. Here are a few extra volunteering opportunities outside Girlguiding that might help you achieve that badge or award you're striving for.

  • V aims to get at least 1 million more 16- to 25-year-olds involved in volunteering and community action. This could include anything: getting involved with community radio, improving the environment or running sports clubs. See www.vinspired.com
  • For youth volunteering opportunities, visit the CSV website.
  • Youth Action Network supports young people in developing and delivering local volunteering projects, as well as running their own national projects.
  • For general volunteering advice and options specifically for young people, visit Volunteering England's site.
  • YouthNet operates the national volunteering database www.do-it.org.uk to help you find the right volunteering option in your area.