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Getting involved

We want you to feel part of the community you live in and wider society. We’ll support you to have the opportunities that other young people do, to feel part of your community, wherever and whatever that is, and help you to make a positive contribution in the way you’d like to.

We will also celebrate important life events and faith and cultural events with you.  For example, we will help you celebrate your birthday and participate in key religious and cultural events and occasions to make sure you are spending it in the way you want to. We will also help you to maintain and/or explore your faith and ethnicity networks.

Having fun, trying new things and meeting new people

Visit Leicester

You can find out about different activities by looking at MyChoice or There is also lots of information on social media sites such as Facebook. 

Leicester City Leisure Pass

Leicester City Council fitness suites FREE of charge as part of the corporate parenting scheme. This includes a FREE induction if you need one and FREE membership as well as FREE use of the fitness studio. Membership also includes free swimming, badminton, squash & a selection of fitness classes.


Volunteering is a great way to get out of the house, to try new things, build your confidence and skills, not only for your self-esteem, but to help you get into work.  New skills gained like communication, team work and decision making can really make you stand out from the crowd when applying for a college or university course and a job.  Volunteering can also make you feel pretty good and of course you will make a positive difference to your local or wider community. 

One way of getting into volunteering is through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, as it’s one of the four sections in this adventurous scheme where you get to experience a range of new activities and challenges, as well as learn new skills and sometimes travel to new places with other young people. Speak to your leaving care advisor about this if you are interested.

If you are interested in other volunteering opportunities contact your local Community and Voluntary Service via the contacts below:

  • Voluntary Action Leicestershire
  • National Citizenship Service
  • Do-it
  • vinspired
  • volunteer internal citizen service

If you are a parent

You can find out about different activities for children and families across Leicestershire, such as toddler groups and children’s library sessions by looking at MyChoice - Play and leisure or