Join Us

advisory panel 2018Listening to young women’s views and experiences is a vital part of what we do, both to shape our work and so that that young women to be seen and heard where in matters.

Working together, we believe we can build a powerful voice to challenge discrimination and disadvantage, and improve opportunities for young women. There are a number of ways to get involved

YWT Lounge Facebook Group

The Lounge is an online space for young women who are living on low or no pay and not in full-time education to talk to each other, share opinions and experiences, give feedback on relevant issues and be kept up to date with our latest news and opportunities.

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To join, just search for ‘YWT Lounge’ on Facebook, or click here and request to join. Read more about the group here

Advisory Panel

The advisory panel help us to understand what it’s like to be a young woman today. If you are aged 16-30 and have experience of unemployment, living on low pay, have few or no formal qualifications or similar disadvantage and not in full-time education, you could join our Advisory Panel.

The panel meets up twice a year at residential weekends to share ideas and shape the work of the charity (and have fun!) Members receive training in areas like public speaking, campaigning, media interviews and social media.

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Members also come to meetings and events with us to share their experience and represent young women. They give us comments for our reports and research, write blogs and are interviewed for media and TV.

Find out more here.

Hear from past panel members Jenny and Kerri on why you should join!

Become a YWT Champion

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Our YWT Champion Programme provides an opportunity to support, promote and participate in the work of the Young Women’s Trust.

As a YWT Champion you will be able to participate in a range of activities including local and national campaigning, promoting our services in your area and helping raise money to support disadvantaged young women in England and Wales.

If you are interested in supporting us in this way, you could become a YWT Champion. Sign up here

Take action


Young people should get the same pay for the same jobs because they have the same costs. We're calling on the government to to, as a minimum, extend the National Living Wage to 21 year-olds and significantly increase the apprentice minimum wage. Find out more here and sign our petition. 

You can also share your story of being paid less because of your age.