We’ve noted down the best youth opportunities and challenges for Autumn 2018 and beyond. We’ve found some fabulous conferences, great workshops and chances to really make a difference. 

Check the eligibility requirements and deadlines to be sure to you can make the most of the opportunity!




Global Youth Summit 2019

Global Changemakers is looking for interesting, enthusiastic, determined and motivated young social entrepreneurs, community organisers, activists, volunteers and campaigners who are working towards attaining the SDGs across the globe. You need to be between 18 and 23 years old at the time of the summit.  

Summit: 14-20 July 2019
Where: Switzerland
Application Deadline: 7 February 2019


YSI Innovation Program 2019

The aim of the program is for you and your team to create a real startup that helps solve the sustainable development goals and are economically viable.  

Summit: 18 March – 25 August
Where: Oslo, Norway
Application Deadline: 11 February 2019




AIESEC Global Volunteer

Experience new cultures and countries, take on challenges and improve yourself. Global Volunteer is a superb experience for youth who want to gain personal development and make a positive impact on the world. Check out the latest opportunities and see if there’s something that sparks your interest!

When: On-going Opportunities
Where: Planet Earth



Fundraising Challenges


Sahara Desert Trek
When: 14-19 March 2019
Where: Sahara


3 Peaks Challenge
When: 13-15 September 2019
Where: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon, UK


Cycle Africa
When: 12-20 October 2019
Where: Kilimanjaro to Ngorongoro


Sahara Desert Trek
When: 31 October – 5 November 2019
Where: Sahara



SDG #BloggersWanted


Peace Child Blogger

When: Ongoing
Topics: Global Goals, Sustainable Development Goals, Youth Empowerment, Case Studies, Video, Pictures or more. We take suggestions so get in touch with your idea!
Contact: [email protected]


Voices of Youth Blogger

When: Ongoing
Topics: Your blog post is about your perspective on something. It doesn’t matter whether it is a serious issue or a fun issue, a global issue or a local issue, make sure to express your personal thoughts.





UN SDG Action Award 2019

Deadline: 30 January 2019
The UN SDG Action Awards recognize individuals, civil society organizations, subnational governments, foundations, networks, private sector leaders who are advancing the global movement for the Sustainable Development Goals in the most transformative, impactful and innovative way.



Learn & Collaborate


The World’s Largest Lesson

Take things into your own hands and prepare an assembly for your school. Alternatively ask your teacher to use a lesson plan from the fantastic supply or create your own seminar group to discuss and brainstorm how you can help or share your SDG knowledge with other youths.



Develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free. This series of online challenges and events will earn you career-enhancing badges and unlock new opportunities. There are industry recognised awards to enter, something that will really help you stand out from the crowd. Start with bronze and work towards the gold level.


Commonwealth100 Leadership Course

Take part in this free crowd-sourced experiential online leadership development programme that aims to equip a new generation of young leaders from the Commonwealth with skills relevant to the 21st century. It’s free and runs every month for three weeks. Spaces fill up quickly! The Open Source Leadership model identifies five key areas of development crucial for 21st century leadership: Awake, Interconnected, Trustworthy, Quick and Accessible.
Cohorts: January 2019, February 2019, March 2019



What Else Can I Do? 


PCI Youth Advocate

UN Youth Volunteers

Learn the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Watch & Share Global Goals Films


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