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Young Leadership Project

For 16 – 30 year olds. Volunteer, make a difference and gain experience in the voluntary sector.

What is the Young Leadership Project?

The project enables young people (aged 16 to 30 years) to volunteer with charities and voluntary sector organisations in leadership roles.

We run the Suffolk Young Trustee Programme, supporting young people to become Young Trustees or Young Shadowing Trustees.

What is the Suffolk Young Trustee Programme?

This programme will connect motivated young people with voluntary organisations, looking to welcome a young trustee onto their trustee board:

The average trustee in England and Wales is 59 years old, and 55 in Northern Ireland! The Young Leadership Project aims to bridge the gap between trustees, organisations and young people. Young people are our future charity leaders.

• The Suffolk Young Trustee Programme will last for one year
• Young people can become a Shadowing Trustee (non-voting) or Young Trustee
• Organisations will be part of the recruitment process of young people, supported by CAS
• A charity trustee will mentor the young trustee
• CAS will offer free ‘Get on Board’ training for young people.

There are many benefits connecting young people with local charities:

• Broaden the diversity of your organisation’s trustee board
• Bring young people’s perspective, experience and skills to your trustee board
• Pave the way for future charity leaders and trustees
• Young people are interested in volunteer leadership opportunities, but are unaware of trustee’s role, or feel inexperienced to become one
• Young people increasingly want to make a difference to their community

This model has been adapted from Oxford Hub Young Trustees Programme, as an excellent example of how to involve students on trustee boards.

Young person or organisation

I’m interested, how do I get involved?
Email Janet: janet.perry@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk
Young Person: Complete the attached application form: Application Form

Further information pack: HERE