Young Leaders in Service

Young Leaders in Service Award (YLiS):

The ‘Young Leaders in Service Award’ recognizes young people who provide significant levels of service to their communities within a 12 month period.
Target Age Group:
12 to 18 year olds (School Years 7 to 13)
Target Groups:
High Schools or youth groups such as Scouts, Guides, Cadets, Youth Clubs and Young Carers etc.
Levels: (to be completed within a 12 month period)
50 hours of service = Silver Award

100 hours of service = Gold Award .

An international award
sponsored by Lions Clubs International
supported locally
by Stafford Lions Club (CIO)

  How does it Work?

The Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards are sponsored by local Lions clubs.  Clubs may recognise as many young people as they find eligible, inviting  youth groups or local schools to participate.

Each young person will be provided with a logbook in which to record their service activities.  These activities are in a number of different categories – all the hours can be from the same activity or from a variety of services.  Categories include service to the young, the elderly, family members and the homeless and hungry. It could also include protecting our      environment.  Young people may also wish to assist their local Lions club in fundraising or welfare activities.  All these activities count as hours towards the award.

     Administration of the Award:

Stafford Lions club will invite youth groups or local schools to participate in the award scheme and will distribute program materials.

The Lions Award Chairman coordinates with adult youth group leaders or school personnel, who can certify young people’s service records and submit award forms to the Lions club.

Our Club Secretary will request awards from Lions Clubs International HQ in America.

Lions Clubs International issues a congratulatory letter from the International President and a certificate for each recipient.

Stafford Lions Club will liaise with organisations to arrange for an award presentation for youth recipients.

Contact Details:
Young Leaders in Service, Stafford Lions Club (CIO),
Email:   or ring 
0345 833 5834

    Guidance for Projects:

Category that might count towards a YLiS Award

1 Environment,
3 Safety,
5 Disaster Relief,
7 Help children,
9 Help homeless/hungry people,
2 Public Health,
4 Literacy and Education,
6 Community improvement,
8 Help elderly people, 10 Other.

Service category

Suggestions for possible service activities.

Service for the elderly (8)

Performing simple home repairs and jobs around the house; running errands; chatting and being a friend; teaching older people IT skills.

Service for children (7)

Collecting and distributing toys or clothes.
Reading stories and helping with homework.
Visiting children in hospital.
As a Guide, helping with Brownies, Rainbows; as a Scout, helping with Cubs, Beavers, perhaps sewing on achievement badges.

Environment (1)

Plant trees.
Clear litter.

Service to the homeless/hungry (5), (9) Choose one of these

Collecting food, clothing and toiletries for donation to a local welfare centre; raising money to buy essentials for them to set up home; disaster relief.

Safety training (3)

Helping younger children learn about water safety, fire prevention, traffic awareness, bicycle safety.

Service to parents or family (4), (7) (8) Choose one of these

Caring for a disabled family member.
Shopping and cleaning.
Entertaining, chatting and motivating.
Looking after younger brothers or sisters; babysitting.

Education (4)

Helping a child or adult to learn how to read and write.
Reading to those visually impaired or record stories for them to listen to.

Public health (2)

Assist with health screening.
Collect used spectacles and hearing aids for recycling.
Create awareness of AIDS, teenage suicide and substance abuse.

Taking a leaders’ role (6) or (10)

Cadets; Boys’ Brigade; St John; Red Cross; Church; Youth Club; Community youth group; involvement with any community activity

Helping the Lions (1), (2), (7), (8), (5), (9), (10)

Fund-raising for local charities, welfare activities or disaster relief.
Planning a party for children; organising a treat for older members. of our community.

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