Opportunities for young people
We're committed to listening to young people and we want to make sure they can get involved and take part in decision-making.
There are plenty of projects running in Dorset that allow young people to have their say and make a difference. Young people who've taken part say how rewarding it is; that they've learnt new skills, met new people and grown in confidence. Find out about projects in Dorset:
UK Youth Parliament (UKYP)
Find out how you can represent other young people in your area.
Young Researchers and Inspectors
Find out how you can get involved with researching for change in Dorset.
Local youth councils and forums
Find out about groups and councils you can join to start making a difference.
Dorset Award and Dorset Award Plus
Find out how you can gain awards for volunteering in Dorset.
Volunteering for young people
Find out about volunteering in your community and the benefits it can bring.
A group of young people from all over Dorset made a film called Our Say. The film explains what it means to get involved and some of the rules for young people getting involved in decision-making.
Read our leaflet version of Our Say for more information.
Or read a video transcript of the Our Say video instead.