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Everything you need to get started on working with young people can be found in this section - our handy, How-To Guides contain practical information and exercises to do within your group and useful additional resources.

Supporting our youth-led campaign is a perfect way to get started putting youth engagement to the test - use our Inclusive Spaces campaign resources to hold events for young people in your area. 

How To Guides

Click on links to download Word Documents, which you can edit for yourself.

Working with Young People in Green Spaces: An Introduction

This guide contains all the headline tips from our how to guides below, providing a useful overview to get you started. 

Including young people in your organisation

This guide provides you with the rationale behind working with young people and a useful self-assessment tool to help you plan your approach to youth engagement.

Working with local youth-facing organisations

This guide provides you with an overview of various local youth-facing organisations, so you can explore who might support your to work with young people, plus a template session plans.

Recruiting young volunteers

This guide provides you with a template recruitment timetable, some top tips on engaging young people through social media and useful links to advertise your volunteering opportunities far and wide.

Empowering young volunteers

This guide explores how you can deepen your engagement with young volunteers, including a number of outline session plans for including young people in your community group meetings and projects.

Fundraising with young people

This guide explores how young people enjoy fundraising, provides an introduction to online fundraising, and some useful links to sources of funding for community groups.

Safguarding Young People

This guide provides you with a quick checklist and links to organisations that specialise in safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults.


Groundwork Publications

Check our our research on why green spaces are vital to communities and young people in particular, here.