Established in 1940, Berkshire Youth provides support to youth leaders and young people across Berkshire and within the six unitary authorities. We have continued to develop new opportunities for both youth leaders and young persons over this considerable period.
As an independent organisation, we willingly support the five outcomes of Every Child Matters and promote these through our ongoing club support and programme delivery.
Berkshire Youth delivers through four core areas of working:
ACTIVITIES: Through our activities team, we strive to encourage young people to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The activities team offer a range of competitive and non-competitive events for young people to become involved in - promoting participation for life.
TRAINING: Our training department provides a range of opportunities for volunteer workers and young people. Berkshire Youth aims to improve the recognition of the work delivered to young people every week across the county.
ACTION: Volunteers are the backbone of the country and it’s no different at Berkshire Youth. Action is not just about volunteering; we also encourage young people to take positive action within their own community, to become the next leaders and to involve others in shaping services to young people.
CLUB SUPPORT: Not only are our departments involved in the support of our clubs, we also affiliate our members to Ambition and UK Youth.
We can offer support in recruitment, governance signposting to professional advice and access to funding bodies and insurance brokers. We help to start-up and support new clubs, including the training of youth leaders, senior members, junior leaders and management committees.
Find out about our Patrons, President, Vice President and Board Members here.
Berkshire Youth's complaints procedure - Complaints Procedure