Volunteers from Morpeth School, Jo Richardson School, The Warren School, and Broadford Primary marched silently across Tower Bridge to raise awareness of a variety of issues they care about.

Team London Young Ambassadors

Team London Young Ambassadors

Team London Young Ambassadors

Team London Young Ambassadors is the Mayor’s school volunteering programme which connects young Londoners with their communities through social action. 

Since 2013 thousands of young people have improved their school and communities by setting up projects on issues they really care about, such as LGBTQ+, food poverty, homelessness, bullying, gender equality and refugees.

Thanks to generous funding from #iwill Fund we will continue delivering the programme until 2020, helping us to target even more young people and able to focus on areas of social deprivation and those at risk of becoming socially excluded.

Schools that participate in the Young Ambassadors programme receive an assembly and a workshop to introduce them to volunteering. Schools also get invitations to youth summits, handbooks and campaign kits and are also eligible to apply for a Unilever Small Grant of £1000 to help schools create even bigger and better projects.

Read more on the exciting future of the Young Ambassador programme.

So far, Team London Young Ambassadors has:

  • Reached 400,000 young people
  • Inspired 134,400 people to volunteer
  • Raised £165,900 for local causes
  • Worked in 2,100 schools

To date:

  • 79% of young people involved display a greater enthusiasm for learning
  • 91% have demonstrated increased leadership among their peers 
  • 76% are now more optimistic about their long-term future
  • 93% of teachers feel the programme has increased their school’s connection to the community

By 2020, Team London Young Ambassadors will:

  • Engage 39,000 young people across 1,240 schools
  • Help to create 2,100 youth social action projects
  • Offer 500 teacher training sessions
  • Work with over 100 alternative education providers including SEND schools and PRUs
  • Offer 45 small grants of £1,000 directly to schools

Where we are working

Get involved

The Team London Young Ambassadors programme is available free of charge to all state schools in Greater London.

To get your school involved, please contact our team on email us or call 020 7978 5225.

If your school is fee-paying and in Greater London, you can still be accredited as a Team London Young Ambassadors school. To find out how, please get in touch.

Our partners

The Young Ambassadors programme is run in partnership with WE Charity, as part of their WE Schools programme.

It is funded by #iwill Fund, made possible thanks to £40 million joint investment from The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and the Government. 

Unilever and Spirit of 2012 have both previously funded the programme.