The London Young Ambassadors is a programme delivered by Volunteering Matters in partnership with the Mayor of London. It uses social action to enable young people to unlock their potential and make change in their community. Since 2021, we have worked with 64 schools and over 770 young Londoners.
Our storytelling approach means we engage with young people across different topics and start points. Young people have delivered youth social action in areas including sexual harassment, knife crime, mental health, racism, discrimination, poverty, and homelessness. The impact has not only been great on young people but also on schools themselves, with over 150 teachers engaged and learning through programme delivery.
How is the programme delivered?
- Weekly workshops to support young people to create their own social action projects, including creating a project and budget plan and pitching their concept to win up to a £500 grant.
- Weekly sessions to implement the social action project, supported in person and /or online by Volunteering Matters.
- Suitable for young people aged 10 – 25 (SEND) and flexible group sizes.
- Small grants available to build localised community partnerships.
- On-going support from Volunteering Matters during the academic year 2023/24.
- Opportunity to participate in podcasts and attend youth summits at City Hall.
- Employability-based workshops.
By becoming a Team London Young Ambassador, young people will build brighter futures for themselves, their peers and communities across London.
Registrations: If you’re a teacher and believe your students can unlock their potential to make a positive difference, register your interest by filling out this short form.
Why Youth Social Action?
Want to see what youth social action can do? Hear London Young Ambassadors: