The power of youth volunteering

Learning from the Pears #iwill Fund Network

Since 2018, 32 NHS Trusts and their respective charities have been welcoming young volunteers into their hospitals. Funded through the Pears #i will Fund, these Trusts joined a network to share, support and reflect during the course of their funding. 

Our new report shares insight across participating NHS Trusts to develop youth volunteering programmes and explores the meaningful contribution and impact of young volunteers – supported by statistics, stories and learning. It includes practical advice on how to embed and sustain youth volunteering programmes that would be useful for both health and voluntary sectors. 

The power of youth volunteering is a 20-minute read; written by IVAR, learning partners to Pears Foundation and funding partners: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, #iwill and The National Lottery Community Fund; with a foreword by NHS England and NHS Improvement. 

Images have been provided by NHS Trusts and may include imagery taken before the pandemic. Please see our report for more details. 

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