***You can read the full version of this blog post on http://blog.vinspired.com/team-v-year-2-takes-off - why not sign up to vinspired.com while you’re there!***
Last Friday 105 eager young volunteers gathered for the launch of Team v’s first campaign. In a jam-packed three day event, we received training on all the important stuff, from budgeting to being a Purple Cow (standing out from the crowd, not being an actual...yeah, you get it). Sessions were led by vInspired staff, Dare2Lead, Shelter, NYRG/St. Basils, and we were supported by representatives from the partner organisations for Team v: The Rank Foundation, NIACE, and CAF.
It was revealed that the first issue Team v are tackling is Youth Homelessness. 75,000 young people are affected by homelessness in the UK every year, and it could happen to anyone – we want other young people to be aware of this.
Watch the campaign video to find out more:
One of the best things about the weekend for me was the opportunity to talk to my fellow leaders. I knew it already, but there are some seriously inspiring young people out there. Everyone has other commitments – some barely have time to sleep already, the amount of things they do – but that won’t stop them giving as much as they possibly can to Team v.
We can’t do this alone, we need 16 – 25 year olds to volunteer with us to plan and deliver the campaign, and help to raise awareness of youth homelessness across England. Together, we can change it.
Sound good? To find your nearest Team v leader go to www.vinspired.com/teamv
If you live in Derby you can sign up to help with my campaign here - I'd love to hear from you!