Learn2Lead encourages young people aged 14 – 19 (25 with additional needs) the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and to begin volunteering across Greater Manchester. During this time, you will become a Young Leader, who will represent and volunteer the Manchester Youth Zone.

Young Leaders train for the first 6 weeks to help run activities for 8-12-year-olds on Junior Sessions. The following 6 weeks focus on supporting Young Leaders in volunteering and social action opportunities. There is an opportunity to volunteer on the Junior Session, with those 8 – 13 years old, here at The Manchester Youth Zone.  If you want to give back to the community there are volunteering options available elsewhere which meets your passions and interests. Also, there shall be opportunities for the young leaders to attend trips where they showcase and develop their skills.

If you would like to sign up, please fill in the form online here and email it over to Sarah Errey. Alternatively, you can fill in a paper copy and someone will be in touch with you. Any further questions, please get in touch on 0161 203 5333.

Learn2Lead was initially a community leadership programme funded through Forever Manchester and developed in partnership with various other organisations, including The National Football Museum, North Manchester FM, UpRising, Greater Manchester Higher and many more. The initial project run has come to an end, but it has been such a success that we are going to continue the project into the New Year. The legacy of the initial project has taken the form of the young leaders’ blog, called The Manchester Bee Hive.