Inspiring communities and young people around the world to create lasting change

We believe that when local communities and young people work side by side to create positive change, it empowers them. And it’s the energy and motivation of empowered people that creates lasting change.

International Volunteer Day 2017

Our amazing volunteers come from many different backgrounds, countries and cultures. Whether they’ve volunteered overseas, or supported our training and assessment activities in the UK, they are at the heart of everything we do, and we simply wouldn’t exist without them. Here are just some of the wonderful volunteers whose efforts are helping us create lasting change.

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The impact we make

In 2016, we supported 2,000 young people, from 33 countries, to work with 200 rural communities.

Our work directly improved the lives of over 100,000 people.

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17,720

people benefitted from improved access to safe water

Sanitation Block
196

safe sanitation structures built

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882

young people trained in entrepreneurship to increase community resilience

Mentor knowledge
108

mentors provided support to young entrepreneurs

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1,220

people attended training in natural resource management

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14,925

trees planted

“I now have enough confidence to start my own business and create a new path for my life”

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