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About Outset

Outset Youth Action (Outset) is an independent county wide youth organisation and registered Charity which operates over the whole county of West Sussex.

Outset acts as a volunteering agency for young people aged 13 – 25, encouraging and supporting young people to take on a wide range of volunteering opportunities within their community. The nature of these opportunities is to provide support and benefit to West Sussex communities and contribute to each young person’s own personal development.


  • Outset Youth Action encourages and supports a wide range of young people to volunteer for the benefit of their local community,irrespective of their personal situation. They do not need any qualifications and it will not cost them any money:

  • Young people within education volunteer to support their learning, gain valuable experience of future career ideas, and develop wider skills and experience to enhance their entry to college, university and employment.

  • Young people who are not in education, employment or training volunteer to maintain their employability, confidence and motivation whilst deciding their options for the future.

  • Young Parents volunteer to maintain their work skills whilst at home with children

  • Young people with an additional needs volunteer together with the assistance of

  • Buddies and friends to develop community projects and work towards accreditation

  • Young people aged 20-25 choose to volunteer for example, following sudden redundancy. These young people require full time volunteering opportunities, regular support and out of pocket expenses in order to enable them to volunteer and maintain their work skills.

  • Over 1200 West Sussex young people become Outset Volunteers each year

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