Give your time

Help us by giving your time

We could not support the young people we do without the fantastic help of our volunteers. There are over 13,500 volunteers providing support to young people in communities throughout the UK.

Whatever your motivation to volunteer, whether it is to gain experience, develop skills, achieve accreditation, take advantage of the training opportunities or if you are looking for something that will enable you to give something back to your community, we want to get you involved.

This year we are really keen to involve volunteers in helping to raise our profile. If you have particular skills and/or interest in communications, such as social media or fundraising, and would like to get involved please email


Swim Serpentine 

Date: Saturday 24 September 2016

Distance: One-mile open water

Minimum sponsorship: £300

Registration fee: £50

Take the plunge in this brand new open water swimming event held at The Serpentine in Hyde Park, the venue for the open water swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Nearly 6,000 participants are expected to swim the one-mile course which is suitable for regular swimmers and those up for a challenge.  With waved starts and no time limit, you’ll be able to take your time to complete the course.

To take part in these events contact


Brighton Marathon

Date: Sunday 9 April 2017

Distance: 26.2 miles

Registration fee: £40

Minimum sponsorship target: £350

We have places available for the Brighton Marathon! Now the second largest in the UK, the Brighton Marathon offers a great alternative to the London Marathon within one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.

The Marathon offers a spectacular route including views such as the Brighton Pavilion, and the iconic costal road and picturesque panoramic views finishing next to the famous pier. By taking part and raising money for Ambition, you will help enable young people to do better at school, find employment and improve their health and wellbeing by developing confidence, life skills and resilience.

Have your own place?

If you have been successful in getting your own place, we’d love to have you on our team. There’s no set minimum sponsorship, all we ask is that you raise what you can and join in on the team spirit!

We will be on hand to support you in reaching your fundraising targets and preparing for the big day.

To join our team and fundraise for young people throughout the UK, please contact

90% of annual expenditure directly supports young people in local communities

90 years on and young people are still supported by Ambition

500,000 young lives supported

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