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Active Citizens

Active Citizens are individuals across the world who want to make a difference in their community.

This year, Shoreditch Trust's Community Champions is working in partnership with the British Council's Active Citizens programme to deliver the Active Citizens Community Champions integrated training and volunteering offer at Shoreditch Trust. Participants will complete the Active Citizens learning journey and Community Champion foundation training with a view to moving on to specialise in specific social action and volunteer roles, receiving additional training from Shoreditch Trust projects.

Active Citizens is a social leadership training programme that promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development. Through the programme, we bring together people with different beliefs and perspectives to learn from and share with each other. Working with our partners around the globe, we train participants in the skills and knowledge needed to affect social change in their communities.

Do you want to make a difference in your community?

This is a great opportunity to meet new people who are interested in making a difference in communities. Would you like to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of your local community? You will be supported and equipped in your role as Community Champion Volunteer. Use your local knowledge and experience to connect with people and encourage positive change.

Enroll for Shoreditch Trust’s Active Citizens Community Champions Programme
Globally Connected, Locally Engaged

Programme Details:

This learning journey is delivered in workshops over a week:

  1. Introduction to Active Citizens and becoming a Community Champion at Shoreditch Trust
  2. My identity and culture
  3. Intercultural dialogue: facilitating effective dialogue
  4. We Together - Local and Global Communities
  5. Shoreditch Trust: Our approach to community health and wellbeing
  6. Social Action Planning - Community Champions: Volunteer skills and pathways

Training dates and information:

Training will take place from 10am to 2pm on the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th October 2018 at the Shoreditch Trust Head Office, 12 Orsman Road, London N1 5QJ.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed.

To find out more or to book your place, contact Jaimie Persson: 020 7033 8568 or

For further information about Active Citizens, please visit: (clicking on this link will open a new window).

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You can find out more about Active Citizens here