Young Leaders in Service
Harrogate Lions club is very keen to work with young volunteers, and one of the most popular schemes is the Young Leaders in Service. We sponsor local clubs, schools and individual young people – providing mentoring, recognition and support to youngsters already involved with their community. In return, we are boosted by working with such enthusiastic and energetic young adults! Society can sometimes be harsh on our teenagers, but Lions can confirm it is a pleasure to work them, and learn from their fresh ideas and outlook.
At the moment (Oct 2012) we have 40 – yes 40! young people in this scheme, including Girl Guides working in Mexico (pictured below).
Who is eligible to take part? The Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards recognise young people between the ages of 11 and 18 (school years 7 to 13).
How does it work?
Each young person is provided with a logbook in which to record their service activities. These activities are in a number of different categories – all the hours can be from the same activity or from a variety of services. Categories include service to the young, the elderly, family members and the homeless and hungry. It could also include protecting our environment. Young people may also wish to assist their local Leos or Lions club in fundraising or welfare activities. All these activities count as hours towards the award.
Young people will:
• Experience the rewards of community service
• Become involved in their community
• Receive a certificate and letter from the Lions Clubs International President
Their community will:
• Recognise Lions commitment to young people and the community
• Benefit from the efforts made by the young people
Lions clubs will:
• Experience the rewards of supporting young people
• Increase the profile of Lions in your community