Young People’s Opportunities

Are you aged 25 or under and interested in issues affecting young people? We need YOU! Read on to find out more on volunteering at this years Creative Collisions conference.

What have the elements of Creative Collisions all got in common? We are all coming together in the spirit of Creative Collisions. But we need you to help us catalyse change!

On 6th November the youth sector will come together at the Copper Box Area to host a 1,000 capacity conference on the theme of Uniting for Youth. Ten organisations (see list below) have collaborated with young people and other organisations from the sector and beyond to put together an exciting programme of speakers, workshops and exhibition stalls for attendees to enjoy.

Attendees will be made up of young people, representatives from across the youth sector, local government and the corporate world, and will have plenty of time to network as part of the conference programme.

Your role

We need London based volunteers to help those attending get the most out of the day. Roles will include: greeting delegates upon arrival, answering questions, directing people around the venue, liaising with speakers and assisting with the smooth running of the event.

There will be a volunteer briefing session between 5.30 – 7.30pm on the evening of 5th November, where you will get the chance to meet fellow volunteers and representatives from the 10 partner organisations and tour the event space. We will assign volunteer roles then. For those not able to attend on the 5th there will be a short introduction and tour before the conference begins.

Volunteers will need to arrive for 8am on 6th November for a short briefing before the event begins. The majority of roles will be mostly needed in the morning, giving you time to explore the workshops and events in the afternoon. Please note that travel expenses won’t be paid however lunch and refreshments will be provided.

What you’ll get out of it 

The profile of the Creative Collisions event continues to grow year on year- and you can help make the 2014 event a huge success. You’ll get an opportunity meet and work as part of a team with volunteers and youth sector staff and help demonstrate the Uniting for Youth message to up to 1,000 people.

Partners

British Youth Council (BYC)
Leap Confronting Conflict
London Youth
National Citizen Service (NCS)
National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS)
National Union of Students (NUS)
National Youth Agency (NYA)
The Foyer Federation
UK Youth
vInspired

We want you get as much as possible from the experience so we’re happy to answer any questions you have about any of the above or anything you can think of – just get in touch with Angie Littleford at angie@foyer.net or on 0203 116 6930.

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7 thoughts on “Young People’s Opportunities

  1. Hi dear sir/ madam,

    Is it possible for a non-British citizen to put his voice at the heart of your Creative Collisions conference? Because I am one of them with some great ideas.

    Best regards,

    Marwan

    • Hi Marwan,
      We would love to hear the views of a non-British citizen. The conference will be focused on young people and the youth sector in the UK, but obviously perspectives from outside as well as those that get us to reflect on global issues are very welcome.
      Thanks,
      The Creative Collisions team

  2. Hi

    I was just wondering if you could explain the three themes a little more to me? I know the conference is for young people, but I’d like a little clarification on what e.g. Young people as social citizens means.

    Thank you,
    Kate

    • Hi Kate,
      We will be adding workshops to the website in the next few days which will help show what the conference will focus on under each theme. It’s also worth clarifying that the conference is for youth sector decision-makers, practitioners and young people – it won’t just be young people in attendance.
      Thanks, The CC Team

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