Join us in calling for the Government to create a national youth full-time social action programme. We’re currently asking for the Government to set up a pilot programme to prove that this would work.
Youth full-time social action (FTSA) is undertaken by full-time volunteers, aged 18-25, who devote up to 35 hours a week for between six-12 months to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in our society. Volunteering for charities, they support children to get better grades at school, help people sleeping rough, speed up the recovery of hospital patients and support environmental action.
FTSA is equally about preparing young people to find employment once they finish the programme. The work experience they gain – alongside careers advice provided throughout – gives them the skills and confidence to launch a successful career.
Creation of the Full-Time Social Action Coalition
Conservative Party Conference Mention
The House of Lords debate FTSA
Independent review launched
Public support for legal status
Independent report published
Full-time social action review published
100 mentions in parliament
“The commitment these inspirational young people make to a give a year of service is humbling, and it was obvious from talking to staff and pupils how valuable they are to the school community. It was also clear to us that the volunteers themselves gain so much from their year of service, developing skills such as leadership and confidence.” – Justine Greening MP