Get Involved Youth

Get Involved

Are you 14-24 years old?

Joining Youth Leads gives you the chance to develop your skills, realise your potential and create positive change in your community!

Our Xplode Magazine is the only magazine led by young people and we’re looking for people like you to get involved in a series of amazing youth-led activities.

Across three months, you’ll create a magazine, write articles, and plan the delivery of a social action project to make things better in your area.


Youth Leads has helped my social skills a lot. I didn’t think I was confident enough to speak to people and I found it hard to leave the house. Just being able to interact with people is now a lot easier. Volunteering has changed my life and now I have got a job that I love because I’ve been able to develop myself.

- Jacob
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Your Journey

1. Your volunteering journey

Your volunteering journey will start with an informal group meeting where you’ll get to meet other amazing young people.

You’ll then take part in a series of planning sessions, where you, amongst other Youth Leaders will plan the theme for Xplode Magazine and our Fashion Shoot.

There’ll be an opportunity to plan your social action project (this is where you and others will pick a topic that’s important to you and decide how you want to create positive change in your community).

There will be a whole host of other opportunities for you to get stuck into! For example, taking on leadership roles such as Magazine Editor, Fashion Editor, Social Action Assistant and Social Media Assistant – we’ll provide you with the opportunity to develop skills for your future.

You’ll also get the unique chance to get face-to-face (virtually) with employers in our Industry Insight sessions. Previous hosts have provided our Young Leaders with the knowledge of how to create a personal brand, tips to getting into journalism as well as how to use social media to your advantage!

Finally, prompted by feedback from our past Youth Leaders, we now have dedicated Employ sessions which equip you with the skills to ace CV and job application writing too!

We’ve teamed up with One Million Mentors to give you virtual one-to-one mentoring which will help you find employment. You can read more on the One Million Mentors website here.

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During my time at Youth Leads, I have learned how to initiate and create change to benefit my local community, taking an idea and learning how to put it into action. Through Youth Leads, I have had the opportunity to work in a team alongside like-minded people. I have been made to feel valued, and as a result, I have become more confident sharing my thoughts and ideas with others.

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- Emma
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Key Dates

Application deadline: 20th September 2021

Introduction Session: 21st - 23rd September 2021

Programme start date: 28th September 2021

What’s the commitment?

It’s completely free for you to take part! Currently, all our sessions are taking place online and there’ll be something happening every week that’ll last around two hours (in an evening).


Fill out the application form below and we’ll get back to you!

    Your details will be kept on file for six months after you apply and will only be used to contact you about youth opportunities and Youth Leads activities.

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