As Student Volunteering Week gets underway, research released today by the #iwill campaign confirms the benefits to young people of taking part in activities that make a positive difference.
The publication is a full analysis of the headlines announced in #iwill Week and can be read in full here.
Findings from the third National Youth Social Action survey has shown that trends are now beginning to emerge, with participation increasing amongst young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds and from rural areas. Participation in rural areas has significantly increased from 36% to 47% over the past two years.
These findings are extremely positive to see and are particularly helpful as we process the learning from our National Youth Social Action Fund grants. These grants were committed to helping young people in deprived or rural areas to get involved in social action.