We’re looking for 10 young people (14-20 years old, from England and Scotland) to play a key role in campaigning for healthy breakfasts in schools, so no child is too hungry to learn. As a Magic Breakfast Youth Campaigner, you will have a say in what issues we focus on, generate public and political support for our mission through creative campaign ideas, meet with decision makers, and speak to the media. 

No previous experience is necessary, and we’ll give you all the training you’ll need! 

Why me? 

Young people’s voices are often excluded from discussions that impact their lives; we want to change this by supporting you to make your voice heard.  

You can see a taste of what youth social action looks like in the video below from members of BiteBack 2030a youth-led organisation campaigning for a healthier food system: 

We are BiteBack 2030 video

What do I get from being a Magic Breakfast Youth Campaigner? 

  • The opportunity to meet other young people and work together as part of a community dedicated to ending child hunger and making positive social change! 
  • Build your skills in campaigning, advocacy, social media, public speaking and more 
  • The chance to meet with decision-makers from government, parliament and civil society  
  • Hours volunteered count toward recognised youth programmes like the Duke of Edinburgh Award 
  • A reference to support future academic or employment prospects 

What support will I receive? 

  • A comprehensive training programme in campaign, media and advocacy skills 
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated staff member at Magic Breakfast, through check-in calls and a personal development plan 
  • Access to well-being support
  • Expenses paid for training and campaign activity 

What does Magic Breakfast expect of Youth Campaigners? 

  • To volunteer about 8-10 hours a month (outside of exam periods) for Magic Breakfast 
  • An initial commitment of 1 year, though we hope campaigners will be involved for longer 
  • Attendance at our one-day induction in March and at three subsequent training course workshops (about 3hrs each) in April/May. These events will all be online. 
  • Attendance at ongoing quarterly trainings after the initial training programme 
  • Regular attendance at fortnightly team calls as part of your volunteered hours 
  • Be passionate and get involved in events and activities! 

 How do I apply? 

To apply, please complete this form. Please also complete an Equality and Diversity Monitoring formIf you wish to submit a video application, please fill out the form according to the instructions and email your video to [email protected]

We want our Youth Campaigners to reflect the communities we support. We encourage applications from all areas of England and Scotland, and from those of all backgrounds regardless of race, ethnicity, or disability. 

Need more information? Email Jake Atkinson at [email protected]