The membership offer has been reviewed within the changing context of the youth sector. Our work covers five key areas:
CONNECTING MEMBERS: We work with a range of organisations, their management committees and boards of autonomous clubs or charities to represent them on forums; provide access to safeguarding training; carry out DBS checks for staff and volunteers; support with quality assurance; and to our member's affiliation to the national bodies Ambition UK and UK Youth.
CONNECTING TEAMS: We offer training to club leaders, youth workers and volunteers; summer camps, activities and workshops at subsidised rates; member networks.
CONNECTING VOICES: We train young volunteers in leadership accredited by the Open College Network; support youth voice; and are building a network of Young Leaders to facilitate engagement with all our activities.
CONNECTING RESOURCES: We connect members with shared transport options; develop local authority assets such as youth centres; support members to access and raise funds; and increasingly provide youth workers as part of a growing 'Youth Club Franchise' or detached teams as 'Streetmate' to support local projects.
CONNECTING COMMUNITIES: We work with Lions Club International through their Adopt-a-Youth Club programme; support youth clubs with fundraising, guidance, business networks and volunteers; support the development of social action by young people; and are working to create Leos Clubs supported by their local Lions Clubs.