[:en]#iwill is a UK-wide campaign aiming to make participation in meaningful social action, like volunteering, campaigning or fundraising, a normal part of life for young people aged between 10-20.
Involvement in social action has been shown to create a double benefit- to communities AND young people by helping them to develop their skills and wellbeing. The #iwill campaign is a cross-party, cross-sector initiative supported by more than 700 influential organisations including Wales Council for Voluntary Action.
#iwillWeek 2017 runs between November 20th and 24th and this year WCVA want you to help them shine a light on the great work that young people are involved in that helps to build communities. They’d like you to consider how your organisation, and others you work with, can get involved. Can you engage local schools, businesses and charities to help spread the word about the value of youth social action? You’ll be part of a growing UK-wide movement that celebrates the capacity of young people to lead social change. There are lots of great resources to help you celebrate here.
Another way to show your support is by creating an #iwill pledge. So far more than 700 influential organisations from across UK society have made tangible commitments to support youth social action. You can find out how to pledge here and find out who the hundreds of other #iwill partners are, here.
There are a number of ways for businesses to pledge to the #iwill campaign, we have listed three simple pledges below:
#iwill inspire and encourage social action by providing opportunities for adult volunteer role models in my business to showcase what they do
#iwill encourage employees to volunteer with organisations that provide more opportunities for young people to be involved in social action
#iwill encourage and support our employees to act as ambassadors for #iwill
For more ideas, download A practical guide by employers for employers featuring advice and best practice examples from businesses across the UK.
For support from WCVA in developing a pledge please contact email@example.com
For more news about the campaign visit, iwill.org.uk and follow @iwill_campaign on twitter.[:]