For Under 18s

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What all 11 organisations have in common is the desire to give young people amazing opportunities to develop themselves – gaining exciting new skills, working in a team, building confidence – in an environment packed with fun, action and adventure. You can play sport, travel both at home and abroad, camp, help out in your community plus take part in the specific activity of your chosen organisation. Stuff that will help you get the most of life.

Check out the YOU organisations – they have so much to offer you.

For Under 18s

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For Over 18s

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For Everyone

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For Over 18s

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If you like the idea of inspiring and leading young people to achieve things they never thought possible, then why not volunteer as an Adult Instructor with one of the YOU organisations? It’s a great way of gaining new skills and qualifications, and developing your talents and knowledge – all of which will not only benefit young people, but will be of real value in today’s workplace.

It’s not just about ‘giving something back’, it’s about being a valued member of a team, challenging yourself, getting to know your local community and making new friends – whilst making a difference to the lives of young people.

Check out the YOU organisations – you have so much to offer them.

For Everyone

TOGETHER WE CAN DO MORE

YOU West Midlands is a unique partnership of 11 of the most well-known experienced and wide-reaching youth organisations in the West Midlands.

  • Army Cadet Force
  • Boys’ Brigade
  • Combined Cadet Force
  • Fire Cadets
  • Girlguiding
  • Girls’ Brigade
  • RAF Air Cadets
  • Sea Cadets
  • St John Ambulance
  • Scouts
  • Volunteer Police Cadets

Each of the 11 is a successful organisation in its own right, with its own structure and aims, but by working together we can achieve greater impact. Working together takes many forms, including inter-group competitions, sharing premises, exhibiting together at recruitment events and being aware of who is who in West Midlands County youth groups. In terms of bids, resources, funding and influence, working together often produces for us much more than the sum of the individual parts. By sharing ideas best practice and resources we can:

 

  • Increase the number of adult volunteers supporting member organisations
  • Increase the number of young people joining member organisations
  • Improve and build on the activities and opportunities these groups offer young people and their adult instructors
  • Attract further funding and make better use of resources
  • Offer ever-growing numbers of young people the chance to get more out of life through fun, adventure and citizenship

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