“But I swear you don’t get paid to volunteer? What’s the point, fam?”

So while my system at work seems to be having a heart attack (which in turn is going to give me a heart attack) I thought I’d write about something close to my heart. Volunteering.

NYA partners National Youth Institute and Barclays to launch money management project for young people in Mozambique

The National Youth Agency is partnering the National Youth Institute and Barclays Bank  Mozambique to deliver a financial capability project that will support the reduction of poverty and disadvantage amongst young people in Mozambique. The project was launched on Thursday in Manhica, near the Mozambican capital, Maputo region.

Blog: How social action can bring communities together.

Social action helps and empowers any person, especially young people, to really make a difference in the community where they live.

NYA shortlisted for Charity Times’ charity of the year

The National Youth Agency has been shortlisted for the prestigious charity of the year at the Charity Times’ Awards.

NYA celebrates 50 faces of youth work

Supporting young people to explore their place in the world or an undervalued and misunderstood profession – the National Youth Agency is celebrating its 50th anniversary by asking people ‘what does youth work mean to you?’

National Youth Agency is 50!

The National Youth Agency has been operating for 50 years. We began as an information centre for youth services at the National College for the Training of Youth Leaders in Leicester. Since then we have been the National Youth Bureau before becoming the National Youth Agency.

National Youth Agency develops Vision for Youth Work in England to 2020

The National Youth Agency has launched its Vision for Youth Work in England. The publication sets out the charity’s aim that by 2020 every young person will have access to high quality youth work in their community. 

NYA launches Youth Work Week 2014 with the theme ‘Skills for Life’

The National Youth Agency (NYA) is pleased to announce that Youth Work Week 2014 will be held from 3 – 9 November.

Blog: Fiona Blacke on social action and employment

It is a very difficult time to be young. The recession has hit young people particularly hard, with youth unemployment hovering just below a million and not showing much response to the green shoots of recovery.

Blog: Yasmin Lodhi on her role at the Think Big Hub

The Hub is managed by NYA and is run by a small team (The Hubbles) it’s made possible by O2 with support from Telefonica foundation. We are the new arrival to what is now known as Tech City. 16 Hoxton Square is now a perky people place!