Action for Change

Our campaign partners

Take action your own way

Action for Change is all about giving you the skills and know-how to take action on the issues you really care about.

We’re creating the UK’s largest girl-led advocacy network, through a series of exciting inspiration weekends and ongoing support from our amazing Action for Change Network Coordinators. Each Country and Region is taking part – and hundreds of girls are already on board.

If you’re a young member and want to make your mark through social action, this opportunity is for you – and you don’t need any experience to get started.

Get involved

In 2018 we're rolling out Action for Change in Wales, Ulster, Anglia and South West. Action for Change recruitment has already happened in the Midlands, North West England, North East England, London and the South East (LaSER) and Scotland.

Apply now in Ulster, Wales and British Guiding Overseas

Applications for Ulster and Wales are now open to members aged 14-25. You can apply now through Girlguiding Cymru and Girlguiding Ulster. The closing date is Monday 21 May in both Ulster and Wales. 

Apply for Action for Change in Ulster

Apply for Action for Change in Wales

We also have places available for members aged 14-25 from British Guiding Overseas and Branches Associations to join the programme and attend inspiration weekends in Ulster or Wales. Please complete an application form through either the Girlguiding Wales or Ulster website depending on which weekend you’d like to attend. The inspiration weekends take place this summer. 

Applications for Network Coordinators are now closed. 

Anglia and South West 

Applications for Anglia and South West are now open to members aged 14-25. You can apply now through Girlguiding Anglia and Girlguiding South West England. The closing date is Monday 2 July in both Anglia and South West. 
 
 

What you'll do 

By joining Action for Change, you'll be part of an incredible year-long journey to run your very own social action project – gathering the skills, knowledge and confidence you need along the way.

A fantastic kick-off weekend

Your year will start with an inspirational residential weekend, with workshops on everything from video production to public speaking and engaging decision-makers. You'll hear talks from motivational speakers – who've previously included campaigner Yas Necati and Laura Bates! – and they'll be some fun down-time activities too (our North East participants were treated to a chocolate workshop!).

Even if you're not sure what issue you want to tackle, this weekend will upskill and inspire you, and give you a chance to meet the girls who'll also be joining your local network. 

A network of amazing girls

After the weekend, you'll join your local network and get ongoing support from a skilled Network Coordinator to develop your planOnline, you'll stay in touch with the friends you make, sharing ideas and working together on projects.

Plus, Girlguiding will send you a new resource each month to help your project grow –plus news and advice on making Action for Change stand out on your CV. Once you've completed your year, you'll get an exclusive badge to show how much you've achieved. 

Be inspired 

Three girls who are part of our network share what issues they want to tackle and why.

Hannah

Hannah

Working to make our transport more accessible

I am passionate about supporting people with invisible illnesses and disabilities. Many people with invisible illnesses find it hard to access the priority seats without being judged when asking for a seat. I am working with another member to campaign for transport companies to change their priority seat stickers to be more representative.