NABGC Youth Work Manifesto

YOUTH WORK MANIFESTO

“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.”

We believe that every young person has the right to have a space to meet friends, find role models and mentors. To experience new things, grow both confidence and resilience. Encouraging young
people to grow mature and lead happy and successful lives making a positive contribution to society.

We believe these spaces or groups are best provided by volunteers from their own communities through volunteer led clubs and volunteer organised local activities.

We believe that 65% of young people throughout the UK already benefit from the array of activities led by brilliant community volunteers.

We believe that through all the various groups we work with, and the programmes we run, over one-hundred thousand young people are benefiting by participating in activities led by around fifteen-
thousand volunteers.

We believe that these community volunteers are extraordinary and Inspirational in their investment of time, enthusiasms, dedication and passion.

We believe there is a need for equal investment in time, commitment, and enthusiasm from the statutory partners in supporting these outstanding volunteers. We hope these statutory partners will be inspired to commit to demonstrable efforts to.

We support low cost or free safe and accessible spaces for these activities to take place.

We believe in resourcing and equipping volunteers to carry out their work and to be able to recruit and retain other local volunteers to grow these groups.

We believe in enabling and empowering our volunteers rather than hampering them.

We believe in recognising, celebrating, encouraging and valuing by rewarding these voluntary efforts Nationally and locally.

 

We believe in young people.

National Youth Work Charity – 100,000 young people, 8,000 volunteers, 1,000 youth clubs in the most deprived communities.