There are lots of different ways you can take part in organisations and communities. Your local youth service should know about formal, structured opportunities, like Youth Action Committees, or reference groups.
Formal ways to get involved in organisations or communities are by becoming members of advisory boards and committees. These are groups that involve young people in making decisions for a community or organisation. They are great opportunities, but they are only not the only option for getting involved.
For example, you may prefer to take part in more informal stuff – like activities or programs that are based around interests or hobbies, learning skills or just having fun. Think arts and music, sports and games, and useful talents like gardening and cooking. Your local youth service is a good place to start to find these opportunities.
Here are some quick examples of some different ways to take part in communities or orgnisations:
Interested in one of these but don’t know where to start? You can contact your local youth service for help.
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