Prince Charles announces plan to get more kids volunteering

  • 21 November 2013

The Prince of Wales wants to get more young people volunteering.

Prince Charles' new Step Up To Serve plan aims to get 50% of the UK's young people involved in volunteering by 2020.

Volunteering means things like helping out at local clubs, community centres and activity groups, in your spare time.

The Prince of Wales
Prince Charles hope volunteering will help tackle problems like unemployment and gangs

At the moment fewer than 30% of 10 to 20-year-olds volunteer, according to research by Demos.

Step Up 2 Serve will work with groups like the Scouts and the National Citizen Service to give young people more opportunities to volunteer in their community.