Empower young people.
Most children would like to get involved in volunteering to help others and have fun.
- They learn the value of giving from charity fund-raising with the support of their families, guardians and schools.
- They gain important life skills from taking part in local community service projects.
- They grow as citizens from volunteering as schools, in their homes, and within their social environment.
A quarter of 16-24 year olds in the British Isles volunteer regularly. Digital platforms offer opportunities for civic engagement that are valued by young adult volunteers. Social media amplifies voices, connects communities, and activates campaigns & causes.
Help young volunteers change the world.
Lions clubs get involved with a range of youth projects developed for young people between the ages of 8 and 30 years old.
Several projects help schools engage their pupils in local community volunteering. Lions work with schools, groups and other organisations through initiatives that encourage and recognise creativity, imagination, and support for good causes, including the environment.
If you’d like to learn more and get involved with Lions youth projects or other ways we support young people in local communities, please complete our contact form or email: email@example.com
Sponsoring a LEO club enables Lions to mentor and empower young people to get involved as volunteers in local communities.
A LEO club may be school or community based. Alpha clubs are designed for 12-18 year olds and Omega clubs for 18-30 year olds.
Leadership. Experience. Opportunity.
Recognises, encourages & supports young people (15-18) actively helping others. Lions clubs select & sponsor a Young Ambassador to share the story of their project, if successful, through to a British Isles final. One overall Young Ambassador represents the British Isles at a European event. Another finalist receives the Shipshape Award in recognition of commitment and enthusiasm for community work.
Bursary awards help candidates in support of their chosen projects.
International Peace Poster & Peace Essay
Provides young people (11-13) around the world with a shared opportunity to express a vision of peace by creating a poster or for those with visual impairment, writing an essay.
The 2023-2024 theme is DARE TO DREAM
Inspires the world through art and creativity.
Young Leaders in Service.
Celebrates young people (8-18) for their service work in local communities with a certificate, pin badge & letter of congratulations.
Aligns with initiatives such as St John’s Ambulance, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, & Scouting.
Three levels of award in recognition of 25-49 hours service: Bronze, 50-99 hours: Silver, and 100+ hours: Gold.
Encourage. Guide. Mentor.
International Youth Exchange & Youth Camp
Travel opportunity for young people (16-21) to represent their countries & share their culture through travel. Participants stay with a host family & take part in a youth camp. Creates & fosters a spirit of understanding among young people of the world through international relations.
Life changing experiences.
An innovative initiative inspiring young people (7-11) to think big & use their imagination to create ‘world changing ideas’.
Designed for primary schools in line with the curriculum for key stage 2 as a fun learning experience.
Dream big. Imagine. Have fun.
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About Lions Clubs
Lions Clubs members in the British Isles volunteer over 500,000 hours of service and raise around £9 million annually to support the needs of local communities.
Lions Clubs of the British Isles has 600 clubs and 10,000 members located in Scotland, England, and Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey.
The organisation is part of Lions Clubs International which has 1.4 million members in over 210 countries, making it the largest service club organisation in the world.