Encouraging young adults to volunteer

The Time to Change project supports voluntary organisations across Surrey to build up the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become more effective in recruiting and managing young volunteers, aged 19-25. Young people already add tremendous benefits to some local organisations, but many organisations do not articulate and deliver an attractive offer for young volunteers. Time to Change can help your organisation develop these opportunities and recruit the next generation to your volunteer workforce. To date, we have supported over 75 organisations across Surrey and, in our first year, we saw a 27% increase in the number of young people volunteering, aged 19-25.

Youth volunteering – trends, tips and how Time to Change can help

Time to Change Project Manager Jordan Farrell has recorded a presentation for organisations interested in learning more about attracting and keeping younger volunteers. The half hour film walks you through current trends in youth volunteering, and looks at some of the ways organisations can adapt their volunteering opportunities to attract young adults.

How Time to Change can help your organisation

Free Recruiting and Managing Young Volunteers (19-25) training
Feedback directly from our team of Volunteering Ambassadors (aged 19-25)
A quarterly forum to discuss successes and challenges
A monthly newsletter with valuable insights
1 to 1 support and guidance from our Project Manager
Recruiting more young adult volunteers!

Our training offer

We run a half-day’s training course on recruiting and managing young volunteers (19-25), online via Zoom. Our workshop covers:

  • how your organisation can benefit from young volunteers
  • potential barriers between young people and volunteering and how to break these down
  • what young people are looking for in a volunteer role
  • ways to make volunteering roles more appealing and attractive to young people
  • how to manage young volunteers effectively to keep them engaged
  • issues around board diversity and in particular a lack of young trustees (under 30)

Keep an eye on our Events calendar for future training dates or sign up to our newsletter to hear about future training dates.

Supporting organisations across Surrey to attract more young people (aged 19-25) to volunteering.

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