The #iwill campaign is working with organisations across the UK to encourage and enable more young people to make a difference in their communities. The campaign has an overall goal of increasing the number of 10-20 year olds in the UK regularly taking part in social action (practical action in the service of others to create positive change, such as volunteering, campaigning or fundraising) to 60% by 2020. We also seek to reduce the differences in the background of young people taking part, to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to participate in youth social action and enjoy the benefits of doing so.
To support us in this aim, we are recruiting a diverse range of young people to become #iwill Ambassadors, to recognise and celebrate their commitment to social action. We hope that this will encourage others to follow in their footsteps. To be an Ambassador gives young people a platform to promote their experiences, their organisations, their social action projects, and their future ambitions. Our current #iwill Ambassadors have had opportunities such as meeting our Patron HRH The Prince of Wales, campaign supporters Lawrence Dallaglio, Alex Jones, and Suzanna Reid; to be interviewed on BBC Radio 1; and to join networking sessions with CEOs and senior leaders across the UK. To find out more about the campaign, and read about our current Ambassadors, head to www.iwill.org.uk.
The #iwill campaign is coordinated by the charity Step Up To Serve, and to run the Ambassador scheme we are working in partnership with the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham. This pioneering research centre promotes the value of character development in a range of contexts around the UK and we are thankful for their continued support.
ABOUT THIS FORM:
This form is for organisations or individuals nominating a young person on their behalf. You will find it useful to discuss your responses with the young person themselves before completing as there will be information that you may not have to hand. If you are self-nominating, please head here to complete an application form: http://www.bit.do/iwillambassadorform
Please bear in mind that the form cannot be saved and revisited. We've designed this form to be as simple and quick as possible, and shouldn't take too long to complete. It may prove useful to review all the questions before beginning - and you can download a preview here: http://bit.ly/nominationpreview
Any questions on the application, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE for completion and submission of this form is Midday JULY 12th.