Local groups working with young people

Whether you are an individual looking to volunteer your time, or a business looking for ways to contribute to the local community, we hope this information can help you find some great partners to work with.

Copenhagen Youth Project – this unique youth project works in partnership with young people to create and sustain a positive youth culture, inspiring young people to plan, initiate and lead their own projects. Through sports, arts and culture and mentoring, CYP engages children and young people providing education, training and support helping to raise achievement and levels of aspiration.

Coram – established by Royal Charter in 1739, Coram is the UK’s first children’s charity. Today, 275 years on, Coram’s supports the most vulnerable children and young people in our communities, creating a change that lasts a lifetime. Coram helps children to feel safe, lead healthier lives; supports their education and learning and protects their legal rights when these are in danger of being ignored. Coram’s work transforms lives, strengthening families to help children thrive.

a team of Barclays Islington staff doing Walk the Line, a 13.1 mile sponsored walk as part of Islington Giving Week 2014.

Islington Giving is a campaign to tackle poverty and isolation within Islington by taking action to improve people’s lives. Islington Giving tackles three main areas to affect change “Investing in Young People”, “Tackling Poverty” and “Confronting Isolation”. Islington Giving does this by working through grassroots organisations in the local area on all three themes.

Only Connect – this creative crime prevention charity is based in Kings Cross. Only Connect runs members’ clubs, accredited training and outreach programmes which help prisoners, ex-offenders and young people at risk of offending realise their potential and develop solutions to the problems faced by their peers across London. Only Connect is always interested in hearing from potential volunteers – Contact: info@oclondon.org for more details on how you can support Only Connect and the work it does in the local community.

Scene & Heard - Jessica BowScene & Heard – a unique mentoring project that partners the inner-city children of Somers Town with volunteer theatre professionals. Children are given intensive, one-to-one adult attention, enabling them to write plays which are then performed by professional actors. The performances give the children an immediate and public experience of success, raising their aspirations and boosting self-esteem. Scene & Heard’s work improves literacy skills and attitudes towards education, developing communication and social skills. The philosophy is to affect

Scene & Heard’s work improves literacy skills and attitudes towards education, developing communication and social skills. The philosophy is to affect real and lasting impact and children are invited back to continue working with the organisation over several years.