Posts Tagged ‘Global Youth Service Day’
By vJoe 18th April 12
With the re-opening of vInspired Cashpoint now in full swing, staff here at vInspired towers have been full of inspiration and ideas for social action projects to change the world!
So earlier this week, I decided to ask each of our lovely vInspired team to answer the following question:
“If you could choose one social action project to set up, unrestricted by time or resources, to make the world a better place, what would it be?”
The first of two instalments of our answers have been shared below! Let us know which is your favourite – and feel free to add your own to the list in the comments section!
Kate, Projects Assistant
I’d set up a project facilitating young people to grow vegetables and plants and set up their own pop up stalls and shops in their local communities to sell their produce for a profit. I think cultivating your own produce, spending time outside and owning your own enterprise is really rewarding.
Leigh, CEO Office Intern
I’d organise a local community based fashion show with a twist: trends from well-known fashion labels which continue to exploit ‘slave labour’ will be paraded down the catwalk while narrators (replacing the predictable sales pitch) reveal the name of, and shocking facts about, the wages and working conditions of those who make the products. It would act as an awareness raising tool to educate people about the often hidden abuses behind some of our everyday fashion favourites.
Ffion, Young Leader Programme Coordinator
I would organise huge monthly parties for refugees and asylum seekers. I would convince glamorous and high profile venues to donate their space and enrol the support of DJs, caterers, theatre and dance companies to have a night of fabulousness and glamour. I believe that refugees and asylum seekers are unfairly discriminated against and given bad press without much justification. Everyone loves a boogie!
Cem, Digital Intern
My Idea is inspired by a vInspired Facebook post I recently saw. People always say that when they’re out and about they can never find a bin, which causes litter. So to highlight the problem I would get people to get creative with drawing attention to local bins. I’d create a Pinterest account and create a group called Binterest and encourage people to post a pic of their work and also geotag it!
Danielle, Special Projects Manager
My project to change the world would involve creating more community gardens in which people could grow their own fresh food. I like this idea because it brings people together, gives people access to healthy food for next to nothing, reduces transport emissions, and in the long run could help the global food crisis by encouraging people to eat local.
Got any more of your own ideas to add? Leave a comment below!
By vSamantha 16th April 12
Want to be a part of the largest, and longest-running, annual day of volunteering? Free between 20 – 22 April 2012? Here’s your chance to put your social action ideas on the map!
This year, as part of Global Youth Service Day (20-22 April) we want to know all about your ideas to make the world a better place.
Global Youth Service Day is a time for young people across the world to do awesome things in their local communities, and make a positive change all over the globe.
It’s actually a whole weekend, so you’ve got plenty of time to think of ways to make something happen, and to put it into action at the same time as other young people in every time zone on the planet!
Turn your ideas into action with vInspired Cashpoint
What’s more, through our vInspired Cashpoint funding programme, you actually have the opportunity to bring these ideas for social action projects to life! Anyone between the ages of 14-25 who has an idea to solve an issue in their community – we want to help you solve it.
How? We are offering grants of up to £500 to get your project of the ground. That’s right, you come up with the ideas – we’ll give you the support to make them happen.
So what are you waiting for? Make your idea a reality on Global Youth Service Day 2012 and apply for your vInspired Cashpoint grant!
We are incredibly proud to be leading the way for GYSD in the UK in 2012, encouraging young people and organisations everywhere to get involved and do something brilliant.
Visit our GYSD pages now and apply for a vInspired Cashpoint grant.
Let’s go global!