Youth Volunteering and Activism: Exploring Pathways to Enact Change
Dr. Chris Millora, IAVE, May 2023
This paper considers The Challenge of Youth Volunteering and Activism, and recognises that in many communities worldwide, young people play a vital role in the journey towards social justice. It explores youth activism, its scale, relevance and the relationship between activism/volunteerism and youth empowerment/leadership, giving voice and taking action to make an impact and affect change.
Building community resilience through youth volunteering: towards a new model (2022)
Melissa Nursey-Bray, Md. Masud-All-Kamal, Mirco Di Giacomo & Simon Millcock, Regional Studies, Regional Science, 9:1, 242-263
This paper presents the results of a project that sought to understand the barriers to, and incentives for, youth volunteering at three regional local government areas in South Australia. Culture, sports and youth clubs emerged as important hubs for youth activity and potential volunteer recruitment. We suggest a new model for regional youth volunteering that prioritizes events, partnerships and social media, as well as using existing institutions as bridging organizations.