Lions Clubs interested in supporting young people within their community through the Young Leaders in Service Awards, can download the following documents for full details and forms. You can download all files at once or click on each one individually.
The Young Leaders in Service Awards encourage, guide, mentors and recognises young people (aged 8-18 years) for their community over a 12 month period. On completion of 12 months service the young people awarded will receive a certificate, letter of congratulations from Lions Clubs International (MD105) British Isles, and a Young Leaders in Service pin. There are three levels of award:
|25-49 hours service in 12 months
|50-99 hours service in 12 months
|100 or more house service in 12 months
The 12 month period starts on the date of the first hour of service by the young person. It ends on the 12 month anniversary of that date. Depending on the number of hours dedicated to the community service activity, a bronze, silver or gold award certificate will be presented, along with a letter of congratulations (signed by the MD105 Chair of Council) and a Young Leaders in Service pin.
|The benefits for young people are:
|The benefits for Lions Clubs are:
Finding participants for the Young Leaders in Service awards
Contact your local schools and youth organisations for young people aged between 8-18. These include young carers organisations, youth councils, Boys Brigades, Cadets, Girl Guides, Scouts, church groups, and sports clubs.
Suggestions for projects
The categories for the projects undertaken by the young people are:
- service for the elderly
- service for children
- the environment
- safety training
- service to parents and family
- literacy and education
- disaster relief
- public health
- taking a leaders role
- community improvement
- helping a Lions Club
- any other service activity of your choice.
Holding a presentation ceremony will help to:
- recognise and reward young people for their commitment to community service
- involve other people in the local community
- raise the profile of your Lions Club and confirm Lions commitment to young people
This could be held at a school, a Lions presentation evening or a youth organisation’s own event.
Forms are here: