Leaders in Service is a way of
recognising our young ‘unsung heroes’. Young people aged 11-18
who volunteer in their local community regularly for 12 months.
may be a young carer, a member of the
St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, a leader in a Brownie or Beaver
group or involved with helping the elderly. There are as many ways
to help others as there are other people!
interested Lions Club can take the idea
into local Charities, Schools, Clubs, Churches, Youth Clubs or
similar places. If a Club can find some young people who would
like to have a go, then the, ‘how to do it’ is as simple as 1-2-3.
A Young Person keeps a log of the
hours they spend in voluntary service and get it agreed by
an adult who knows, such as a group leader, a teacher or
The log books and form YLiS2 are returned to the Lions Club who check
they are completed correctly. Completed log books and forms
YLiS2 and YLiS3 are sent to Lion Jess who applies for the Certificates.
The Club then arranges to handover the Certificates at
perhaps an awards ceremony, or maybe at a Club meeting or
event. This may provide an opportunity to invite others to
join in the celebration and get a photograph in the local
paper and encourage more young people to join this
project……..and consider Lions?
How the Young
Leaders in Service Award Operates -
the Young Leaders in Service Full Club Guide with Forms -
Young Leaders in Service Poster - Here
email the Young Leaders in Service Advisor, Lion Jess