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Youth Shape seeks to provide opportunities for you to engage with Youth Social Action locally, through volunteering.  The programme not only gives you the opportunity to have a voice and make a difference, but also provides training to develop existing and learn new skills which leads to AIM certification, which you can add to your CV and or reference in your UCAS University Application


The training and workshops will cover topics such as:

  • what is volunteering and myth-busting

  • how to engage in volunteering

  • teamwork and leadership

  • equity, diversity and inclusion (including stereotypes and unconscious bias).


Throughout the we will seek to empower you to develop:

  • Teamwork and Cooperation Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Leadership Skills

  • Empathy

  • Resilience

As part of the programme you will identify a cause or organisation to support and we will guide you in completing a social action project, for example, to arrange an event to raise awareness and or fundraise, to build a social media campaign, to complete community volunteering.

The programme is funded by Derbyshire County Council and is FREE! to register and complete.

South Derbyshire Youth Shape Project is part of South Derbyshire CVS and South Derbyshire Volunteer Force who is a member of the Volunteer Centres Derbyshire. Network and the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA).

South Derbyshire CVS is registered in England & Wales as a charity (number 1101450) and a company limited by guarantee (number 4958843). Registered office: Top Floor of Unit G, Sharpe's Industrial Estate, Alexandra Rd, Swadlincote, DE11 9AZ.  Our Privacy Policy is available here.

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