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Youth Action Teams explained.

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1. 2. 3. 4. Promoting the benefits of youth volunteering Seeking young peoples views about what matters to them Identifying community issues and developing projects to address themInspiring organisations to involve more young volunteers Raising awareness and celebrating young peoples volunteering.Getting feedback from young people on their volunteeringProviding training and top tips to help them shape their projects.Contributing to content and discussion forum experiences s on www.vinspired.com 5. 6. INSIDE YOUR BOX 7. 8. Youth Action Team West CornwallLucy StephenGillyenBeckyWillThe Youth Action Team West Cornwall is a group of young people who like to be involved in thedevelopment and running of the national youth volunteering programme vinvolved. It is made upof young people, from across Kerrier and PenwithThe team help to recruit young volunteers, find out the sort of volunteering that young peoplewould like to do. Work with organisations to ensure that volunteering is youth focussed. Adviseorganisations on how they can create opportunities which are appealing to young people. Organisecelebration events. And promote volunteering to young people. 9. 10. Youth Action Team - CambridgeshireRenovating room for youth clubAccreditation & Recognition 11. Youth Action Team - DorsetYAT members delivering a presentation to organisations about how to involved young people, at the Dorset v first youth led volunteering conference. 12. We are currently working with them on their youth focused and designed marketing and they are developing their own website where young people can gain useful information about volunteering, totally from another young persons point of view. This peer to peer engagement strategy is an approached adopted by eVolve. Youth Action Team (eVolve) Central LondonWorking on and designing marketing material and developing their own website, where young people can gain useful information about volunteering, totally from another young persons point of view. Peer to peer engagement is a key approached adopted by eVolve. 13. Youth Action Teams South West and National TrustRevolution Festival Sept 2008 300 young people spent the weekend at the festival participating in a massive environmental volunteering exercise, which involved clearing a large area of overgrown forest to restore it to woodland pasture. Volunteers were able to complete two years worth of conservation work in a single day whilst enjoying great live bands and local seasonal food. This festival is about getting more young people involved in volunteering, showing the world what we can achieve when we work together and are having a lot of fun at the same time. 14. REVOLUTION 08 Festival Fourteen young people from across projects and YATs in the South West were recruited to help develop and organise the event as a core group of volunteers, and they designed and set up the website www.revolutionfestival.org.uk and produced posters for the event.Being involved from the start means weve been able to put together the kind of festival people our age really want to go to. Its been a brilliant experience (Oliver, 17) 15. Youth Action Team SuffolkYouth Led Project Museums and youthThe Youth Action Team (YAT) has been working with Museums, Libraries & Achieves in Suffolk. By visiting three very different museums, meeting volunteers, getting a back stage view of each museum the YAT looked at why young people are not engaged & what can be done to make them more accessible and appealing to this age group. This is an ongoing project & the YAT are now looking into funding applications to implement some of the ideas that have come out of the initial work. 16. Youth Action Team East LondonYouth Action Team North East London, vinvolved East London and Redbridge Youth Services organised the Million: Dare (to be all you can be) event to promote volunteering to young people in Redbridge.The Youth Action Team (YAT), wanted to deliver a community event to highlight the existence of local volunteering opportunities, established youth information and advice outposts, whilst celebrating local youth achievements 17. a youth volunteering festival in Plymouth City Centre. Through my youth support officer I heard about the YAT and went along to ask if they could help me to organise the Vestival. The Vestival was a great success. 40 organisations came, and we had loads of workshops & live music giving the event a festival feel. Thousands of people came through the marquee & I met the Mayor & took him on a guided tour of the festival. I really enjoyed the experience and I learned new things in a new area that I never thought Id get involved in. If anyone had said to me I would be organising a city wide festival 8 months ago I wouldnt have believed them!!!a youth volunteering festival in Plymouth City Centre. Through my youth support officer I heard about the YAT and went along to ask if they could help me to organise the Vestival. The Vestival was a great success. 40 organisations came, and we had loads of workshops & live music giving the event a festival feel. Thousands of people came through the marquee & I met the Mayor & took him on a guided tour of the festival. I really enjoyed the experience and I learned new things in a new area that I never thought Id get involved in. If anyone had said to me I would be organising a city wide festival 8 months ago I wouldnt have believed them!!!a youth volunteering festival in Plymouth City Centre. Through my youth support officer I heard about the YAT and went along to ask if they could help me to organise the Vestival. The Vestival was a great success. 40 organisations came, and we had loads of workshops & live music giving the event a festival feel. Thousands of people came through the marquee & I met the Mayor & took him on a guided tour of the festival. I really enjoyed the experience and I learned new things in a new area that I never thought Id get involved in. If anyone had said to me I would be organising a city wide festival 8 months ago I wouldnt have believed them!!!Youth Action Team PlymouthThe Vestival (a youth volunteering festival in Plymouth City Centre)was a great success. 40 organisations came, and we had loads of workshops & live music giving the event a festival feel. Thousands of people came through the marquee & I met the Mayor & took him on a guided tour of the festival. I really enjoyed the experience and I learned new things in a new area that I never thought Id get involved in. If anyone had said to me I would be organising a city wide festival 8 months ago I wouldnt have believed them!!! (Larissa, BTCV Plymouth) 18. Youth Action Team - HullWorking to challenge the negative perceptions of young people in the media. Attending Young People Parliament and working with Hull Youth Council to respond to local issues affecting young people. 19. YATChallenge - v20 and England wide YATsThe YAT challenge (Feb 09), planned and organised by Season 3 v20, brought together YATs from across England for the first National YAT challenge Media Mayhem. YATs participated in training workshops about project management, blogging, event management, media training and public speaking and had the opportunity to talk to each other about the youth led activities being planned in their region. 20. YAT Challenge 2009 21. YAT Challenge 2 Coming Soon !!!