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Restless Development Menu of Action Opportunities

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You can take action with the IF Campaign in plenty of different ways, for example by:

- Coming along to national stunts and action events
- Lobbying your MP
- Attending youth training
workshops

And plenty more!

Visit http://www.enoughfoodif.org to sign up to the campaign, and email Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org to hear about the latest action opportunities.
You can take action with the IF Campaign in plenty of different ways, for example by:

- Coming along to national stunts and action events
- Lobbying your MP
- Attending youth training
workshops

And plenty more!

Visit http://www.enoughfoodif.org to sign up to the campaign, and email Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org to hear about the latest action opportunities.
You can take action with the IF Campaign in plenty of different ways, for example by:

- Coming along to national stunts and action events
- Lobbying your MP
- Attending youth training
workshops

And plenty more!

Visit http://www.enoughfoodif.org to sign up to the campaign, and email Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org to hear about the latest action opportunities.
You can take action with the IF Campaign in plenty of different ways, for example by:

- Coming along to national stunts and action events
- Lobbying your MP
- Attending youth training
workshops

And plenty more!

Visit http://www.enoughfoodif.org to sign up to the campaign, and email Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org to hear about the latest action opportunities.
Sexual Health
Human Rights
Hunger
Sanitation
Climate Change
Environment
Tax
Gender Equality
Rach
Alex
Rach and Alex are around to support you every step of the way! To get in contact, call 02078081785, or email rach@restlessdevelopment.org alex@restlessdevelopment.org
Photography
Writing
Media
Film A Video
Share your story, inspire others and show the impact youth-led development. You could screen your film at an awareness raising event, or post it online.

For more information and support on how to create a film, including media training opportunities, email Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org
Watch James's film about his ICS placement in Nepal!
Share your story, inspire others and show the impact youth-led development. You could screen your film at an awareness raising event, or post it online.

For more information and support on how to create a film, including media training opportunities, email Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org
Plan To Create A Film On Your Experience
Public Speaking
Poverty
Download your own template ICS press release by clicking the images above.
Download your own template ICS press release by clicking the images above.
Civic Participation
Bite The Ballot aims to encourage young people to get involved in the political process. It aims to get at least 500,000 new 18-24 year olds voting by 2015.
You can volunteer with Bite The Ballot and receive training to run Rock Enrol events across the country. Rock Enrol events are workshops that show young peopl how politics affects their daily lives in a new and exciting way. These events are held predominately in schools, colleges and universities.

To read more about Bite The Ballot, visit http://www.bitetheballot.co.uk. For more information on how to volunteer, contact Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org.
The Student Stop AIDS Campaign is made up of people across the UK who believe that the world's response to the HIV pandemic is insufficient and unacceptable.

They work to bring about change through raising awareness, political lobbying, public engagement and corporate action.
Whether it's stopping dangerous trade agreements from denying millions of people from accessing medicines, ensuring the government pays it's fair share to the response, or stopping the criminalisation of HIV across the world, we can all do something. You don't have to be a student to join!
You could take action by:

- Joining the team of activists - visit http://students.stopaidscampaign.org/ to read more
- Attending an event - read about the latest events at http://students.stopaidscampaign.org/get-involved/the-speaker-tour/
- Campaigning online at http://stopaidscampaign.org/about/get-involved-2/campaign-online/
- Attending training workshops - hear about the latest at http://students.stopaidscampaign.org/get-involved/training/
For more information about the Student Stop AIDS Campaign, contact Kate at kates@restlessdevelopment.org
The IF Campaign is a joint campaign led by over 180 organisations throughout the UK, including Restless Development. We've come together to take action on the issue of global hunger, and ensure that the UK government commits to taking measures to tackle hunger across the world. We want leaders to act on the four big IFs:
Write an Article for Youthpolicy.org
Youthpolicy.org is a resource website for the sharing of knowledge and information on youth policies.

Restless Development offers young people and youth workers the opportunity to engage actively with the website; generating content (articles, videos, picture essays), comments and stimulating discussions on all things youth-led development. This is your chance to make your voice heard by policy makers, donor agencies and other practitioners.
If you are interested in getting your voice heard and want to find out more then contact Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org.

We do provide all contributors with guidance and support when both planning and writing each article, and no prior experience is necessary. Read a great example of an article at http://www.youthpolicy.org/development/2013/01/07/un-high-level-panel-on-mdgs-demystifying-the-myths-of-youth-participation/
Visit http://www.youthpolicy.org to read more, and register to be part of the community
Read ICS Nepal volunteer James's photo blog at http://jcanvin.blogspot.co.uk/
Hold a Photo Exhibition
Holding a photo exhibition can be a great way to share your ICS experience, and engage with your local community on international development issues.

We are happy to support you in organising a photo exhibition, from finding a venue to inviting supporters. Just get in contact with Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org for more information.
Write an Article for Youthpolicy.org
Youthpolicy.org is a resource website for the sharing of knowledge and information on youth policies.

Restless Development offers young people and youth workers the opportunity to engage actively with the website; generating content (articles, videos, picture essays), comments and stimulating discussions on all things youth-led development. This is your chance to make your voice heard by policy makers, donor agencies and other practitioners.
If you are interested in getting your voice heard and want to find out more then contact Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org.

We do provide all contributors with guidance and support when both planning and writing each article, and no prior experience is necessary. Read a great example of an article at http://www.youthpolicy.org/development/2013/01/07/un-high-level-panel-on-mdgs-demystifying-the-myths-of-youth-participation/
Visit http://www.youthpolicy.org to read more, and register to be part of the community
Hold an Awareness Raising Event
You could run an awareness raising event about your ICS placement - sharing your story and inspiring others to take action. You could run an event at your local school, college, university, community centre or youth club.

If you're interested in putting on an event, then we can provide you with plenty of guidance and support. Get in touch with Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org for more information!
ICS volunteer Sam felt passionately about inspiring others with Aspergers Syndrome to overcome boundaries and take on volunteering projects. He gave a talk at his local ASAP (Aspergers Syndrome Adults & Parents) group about his experience in South Africa. Read more about his story by clicking this:
The IF Campaign is a joint campaign led by over 180 organisations throughout the UK, including Restless Development. We've come together to take action on the issue of global hunger, and ensure that the UK government commits to taking measures to tackle hunger across the world. We want leaders to act on the four big IFs:
You can also get involved by volunteering with Oxfam at some of the UK's biggest and best music festivals - read more at http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get-involved/festivals, and watch below to get a taster of what it's like...
For more information on Oxfam and how to get involved, visit http://www.oxfam.org.uk, or email Rach at rach@restlessdevelopment.org
Fancy yourself as an ActionAid festival campaigner? Check out what they got up to at Reading Festival 2012...
The Student Stop AIDS Campaign is made up of people across the UK who believe that the world's response to the HIV pandemic is insufficient and unacceptable.

They work to bring about change through raising awareness, political lobbying, public engagement and corporate action.
Whether it's stopping dangerous trade agreements from denying millions of people from accessing medicines, ensuring the government pays it's fair share to the response, or stopping the criminalisation of HIV across the world, we can all do something. You don't have to be a student to join!
You could take action by:

- Joining the team of activists - visit http://students.stopaidscampaign.org/ to read more
- Attending an event - read about the latest events at http://students.stopaidscampaign.org/get-involved/the-speaker-tour/
- Campaigning online at http://stopaidscampaign.org/about/get-involved-2/campaign-online/
- Attending training workshops - hear about the latest at http://students.stopaidscampaign.org/get-involved/training/
For more information about the Student Stop AIDS Campaign, contact Kate at kates@restlessdevelopment.org
The IF Campaign is a joint campaign led by over 180 organisations throughout the UK, including Restless Development. We've come together to take action on the issue of global hunger, and ensure that the UK government commits to taking measures to tackle hunger across the world. We want leaders to act on the four big IFs:
You can also get involved by volunteering with Oxfam at some of the UK's biggest and best music festivals - read more at http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get-involved/festivals, and watch below to get a taster of what it's like...
For more information on Oxfam and how to get involved, visit http://www.oxfam.org.uk, or email Rach at rach@restlessdevelopment.org
Fancy yourself as an ActionAid festival campaigner? Check out what they got up to at Reading Festival 2012...
Visit http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=297 to find your local Amnesty group, and find out how you can get involved!
Fancy yourself as an ActionAid festival campaigner? Check out what they got up to at Reading Festival 2012...
Download your own template ICS press release by clicking the images above.
Write an Article for Youthpolicy.org
Youthpolicy.org is a resource website for the sharing of knowledge and information on youth policies.

Restless Development offers young people and youth workers the opportunity to engage actively with the website; generating content (articles, videos, picture essays), comments and stimulating discussions on all things youth-led development. This is your chance to make your voice heard by policy makers, donor agencies and other practitioners.
If you are interested in getting your voice heard and want to find out more then contact Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org.

We do provide all contributors with guidance and support when both planning and writing each article, and no prior experience is necessary. Read a great example of an article at http://www.youthpolicy.org/development/2013/01/07/un-high-level-panel-on-mdgs-demystifying-the-myths-of-youth-participation/
Visit http://www.youthpolicy.org to read more, and register to be part of the community
The IF Campaign is a joint campaign led by over 180 organisations throughout the UK, including Restless Development. We've come together to take action on the issue of global hunger, and ensure that the UK government commits to taking measures to tackle hunger across the world. We want leaders to act on the four big IFs:
The Student Stop AIDS Campaign is made up of people across the UK who believe that the world's response to the HIV pandemic is insufficient and unacceptable.

They work to bring about change through raising awareness, political lobbying, public engagement and corporate action.
Whether it's stopping dangerous trade agreements from denying millions of people from accessing medicines, ensuring the government pays it's fair share to the response, or stopping the criminalisation of HIV across the world, we can all do something. You don't have to be a student to join!
You could take action by:

- Joining the team of activists - visit http://students.stopaidscampaign.org/ to read more
- Attending an event - read about the latest events at http://students.stopaidscampaign.org/get-involved/the-speaker-tour/
- Campaigning online at http://stopaidscampaign.org/about/get-involved-2/campaign-online/
- Attending training workshops - hear about the latest at http://students.stopaidscampaign.org/get-involved/training/
For more information about the Student Stop AIDS Campaign, contact Kate at kates@restlessdevelopment.org
Hold an Awareness Raising Event
You could run an awareness raising event about your ICS placement - sharing your story and inspiring others to take action. You could run an event at your local school, college, university, community centre or youth club.

If you're interested in putting on an event, then we can provide you with plenty of guidance and support. Get in touch with Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org for more information!
ICS volunteer Sam felt passionately about inspiring others with Aspergers Syndrome to overcome boundaries and take on volunteering projects. He gave a talk at his local ASAP (Aspergers Syndrome Adults & Parents) group about his experience in South Africa. Read more about his story by clicking this:
Write an Article for Youthpolicy.org
Youthpolicy.org is a resource website for the sharing of knowledge and information on youth policies.

Restless Development offers young people and youth workers the opportunity to engage actively with the website; generating content (articles, videos, picture essays), comments and stimulating discussions on all things youth-led development. This is your chance to make your voice heard by policy makers, donor agencies and other practitioners.
If you are interested in getting your voice heard and want to find out more then contact Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org.

We do provide all contributors with guidance and support when both planning and writing each article, and no prior experience is necessary. Read a great example of an article at http://www.youthpolicy.org/development/2013/01/07/un-high-level-panel-on-mdgs-demystifying-the-myths-of-youth-participation/
Visit http://www.youthpolicy.org to read more, and register to be part of the community
Fancy yourself as an ActionAid festival campaigner? Check out what they got up to at Reading Festival 2012...
You can also get involved by volunteering with Oxfam at some of the UK's biggest and best music festivals - read more at http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get-involved/festivals, and watch below to get a taster of what it's like...
For more information on Oxfam and how to get involved, visit http://www.oxfam.org.uk, or email Rach at rach@restlessdevelopment.org
Visit http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=297 to find your local Amnesty group, and find out how you can get involved!
Bite The Ballot aims to encourage young people to get involved in the political process. It aims to get at least 500,000 new 18-24 year olds voting by 2015.
You can volunteer with Bite The Ballot and receive training to run Rock Enrol events across the country. Rock Enrol events are workshops that show young peopl how politics affects their daily lives in a new and exciting way. These events are held predominately in schools, colleges and universities.

To read more about Bite The Ballot, visit http://www.bitetheballot.co.uk. For more information on how to volunteer, contact Alex at alex@restlessdevelopment.org.
WaterAid aims to improve access to safe water and improve hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. It works in 27 countries worldwide. Hear more about the organisation by watching the video to the left.
You can get involved with WaterAid in plenty of ways, for example by joining their campaigns, taking part in one of their awareness raising events, or by becoming a WaterAid speaker.

WaterAid speakers are trained to deliver sessions on access to water, hygiene and sanitation at events across the UK. If you're interested in this opportunity, or other ways to get involved with WaterAid, visit http://www.wateraid.org/uk, or email Rach at rach@restlessdevelopment.org.
WaterAid aims to improve access to safe water and improve hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. It works in 27 countries worldwide. Hear more about the organisation by watching the video to the left.
You can get involved with WaterAid in plenty of ways, for example by joining their campaigns, taking part in one of their awareness raising events, or by becoming a WaterAid speaker.

WaterAid speakers are trained to deliver sessions on access to water, hygiene and sanitation at events across the UK. If you're interested in this opportunity, or other ways to get involved with WaterAid, visit http://www.wateraid.org/uk, or email Rach at rach@restlessdevelopment.org.
Healthcare
The UN Online Volunteering Service connects volunteers with organisations working for sustainable human development. You can get involved in a variety of different projects, across a wide number of organisations, regions and with varying time commitments. Possibilities include:

- Online translations
- Writing proposals
- Research projects
- Project development and management
- Training and coaching

Visit http://www.onlinevolunteering.org to find out more.
Handicap International is an independent international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we take action and raise awareness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

You could get involved and take action with them in loads of ways, including through:

- Joining a campaign
- Attending an event
- Joining a local community group
- Getting involved in their schools and youth work

And plenty more! For more information visit http://www.handicap-international.org.uk/support_us
You can take action with the British Red Cross in plenty of ways, including:

- Volunteering in your local community
- Taking part in Red Cross Week
- Taking part in events
- Do a volunteer internship
- Apply for Hundred 2 Hundred funding and start up your own project

For more information, visit http://www.redcross.org.uk/Get-involved
Health Poverty Action works to strengthen poor and marginalised people in their struggle for health.

You can get involved with them through fundraising, raising awareness of their projects, of taking part in events.

To find out more, visit http://www.healthpovertyaction.org/
Conflict
The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) works to end the international arms trade. They raise awareness of the issues and lobby organisations and governments involved in supporting the arms trade. You can get involved by:

- Taking action online
- Campaigning in your local area
- Joining a local CAAT group
- Becoming a local media activist
- Volunteering in the office

To find out more, visit http://www.caat.org.uk/get-involved/
International Alert is a peace building organisation that works with those directly affected by violent conflict, to improve their prospects of peace. They work in regions across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. So what can you do to take action?


- Join the debate online at the Conflict Ideas Forum
- Volunteer at music festivals across the UK
- Attend or organise an event


For more information, visit http://www.international-alert.org/whatyoucando
Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. They work with local people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security, and conduct wider research and analysis.

You can support their work by getting involved in their events and challenges, or coming up with your own. You can also join the conversation online.

To find out more, visit http://www.saferworld.org.uk/


Do-it is the UK's go to website for local volunteering opportunities. They have over one million opportunities to volunteer across every region in the UK, and you can apply online. Types of activities include:

- Arts, entertainment & festival volunteering
- Campaigning & lobbying
- Buddying & mentoring
- Organisation & administration
- Conservation
- Driving & transportation
- Group volunteering
- Youth work

Visit http://www.do-it.org.uk/ to search for an opportunity.
vInspired is a charity that connects young people with volunteering opportunities. You could get involved in things such as:

- Olympics inspired volunteering
- Courses and training
- Music & spoken word
- Teaching & mentoring
- Campaigning & fundraising
- Outdoor volunteering
- Volunteering with friends
- Online volunteering
- Sports volunteering
- Events volunteering

And plenty more! Visit http://www.vinspired.com to search for an opportunity.

Do-it is the UK's go to website for local volunteering opportunities. They have over one million opportunities to volunteer across every region in the UK, and you can apply online. Types of activities include:

- Arts, entertainment & festival volunteering
- Campaigning & lobbying
- Buddying & mentoring
- Organisation & administration
- Conservation
- Driving & transportation
- Group volunteering
- Youth work

Visit http://www.do-it.org.uk/ to search for an opportunity.
vInspired is a charity that connects young people with volunteering opportunities. You could get involved in things such as:

- Olympics inspired volunteering
- Courses and training
- Music & spoken word
- Teaching & mentoring
- Campaigning & fundraising
- Outdoor volunteering
- Volunteering with friends
- Online volunteering
- Sports volunteering
- Events volunteering

And plenty more! Visit http://www.vinspired.com to search for an opportunity.
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