Being a Young Leader is an exciting opportunity to have fun and gain new skills. They play a key role in supporting our Junior and Holiday Clubs working with children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old.

Inspire Young Leaders develop skills such as communication, organisation, leadership and teamwork as well as gain confidence and meet new people.

To become a young leader, you need to be a member of Inspire Youth Zone and aged between 14 – 18

As a young leader you will commit to attending all the training sessions and then volunteer on our junior and holiday club sessions for a minimum of 60 hours.

Want to become a Young Leader? GREAT!

Please email and we can get you started on this adventure! 

The young leaders programme is part of the ASDAN volunteering short courses and at the end of your volunteering experience you will receive a certificate.

You can read our Young Leaders Volunteering policy here. 

Why become a Young Leader?

  • Meet new friends who share similar interests to you.
  • With our training and development programmes, being a Young Leader is a great way to learn new skills and build your confidence.
  • Whether you are looking to go to college, onto an apprenticeship or deciding on a career, being a Young Leader will enhance your CV and open up new opportunities
  • It’s fun!! You will have a great time by taking an active part in something amazing

      Don’t worry if you’re not sure what to do, as full training is provided.

Meet Liam & Ellie, our current Young Leaders...


Matt Hirst is the CEO of leading energy technology provider ESG with over 700 staff and operations in the USA, Canada and the UK. ESG’s UK headquarters are based in Chorley, Lancashire.


ESG empowers global leaders in energy to deliver on the future promise of energy through its SAAS solutions for Customer and Market Data Management and Smart Metering. Matt has a background in Sales and Marketing and led a MBO of UK company Utiligroup in 2014 before it was acquired by ESG in 2017 and has been with the business for 24 years. Matt won an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2016 as well as being a judge in 2018 and in 2017 his team was awarded the UK Regional and National Mid Market Management Team of the Year awards by the BVCA. Matt holds a BSc (Hons) degree from The University of Salford and a MBA from Lancaster University.

Ryan powell

head of operations

Hi, I’m Ryan and I’m the Head of Operations at Inspire Youth Zone.