Contribute

Want to get involved with YourCommonwealth.org or the work of the Commonwealth Youth Programme?

Here are a few ways to contribute and have your voice heard:

Join the Conversation

Follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page for information about events, programmes, networks and opportunities that are happening. You can find us @ComSecYouth and facebook.com/ComSecYouth. You can also comment on and share our articles.

Become a Commonwealth Correspondent

The Commonwealth Correspondent network is a global network of emerging young leaders and aspiring writers and social commentators who contribute to YourCommonwealth.org.

Correspondents come from every Commonwealth region and are eager to share their perspectives on issues affecting young people or events occurring in their community, town, country or region.

For more information on how to apply to become a Commonwealth Correspondent, please contact us. Before applying, make sure you read the editorial code and advice on writing. You can also learn more about our current Commonwealth Correspondents and read their articles.

Nominate Someone for a Commonwealth Award

Do you know an incredible young person or youth worker who has helped to transform the lives of others? Then consider nominating them for either the Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards or the Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work.

Become a Young Professional

The Young Professionals Programme is a starting point for an employment opportunity with the Commonwealth Secretariat. The programme was established to attract outstanding young individuals from around the Commonwealth who have demonstrated a commitment to development, academic success and professional achievement. See the Young Professionals Programme page on the Commonwealth Secretariat’s website for more information.

Join a Youth Network

A variety of youth networks, from the Commonwealth Youth Council to the Commonwealth Students Association, have been established with support from the Commonwealth Youth Programme. Learn more about these youth networks.

Commonwealth Youth Council

If you are a member of a National Youth Council or youth body, make sure your organisation joins the Commonwealth Youth Council. The Council is the recognised voice of the more than one billion young people of the Commonwealth and it is committed to engaging, involving and advocating for young people. See the Commonwealth Youth Council page for more information.

Commonwealth Students Association

If you are a member of a student association, you will be interested in the Commonwealth Students Association, a network of student organisations within the Commonwealth. They are an independent advocate for students and brings students’ perspectives into the policy decision-making processes of the Commonwealth. See the Commonwealth Students Association page for more information.

Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Entrepreneurs

If you are a young entrepreneur, you may be interested in joining the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE). CAYE is a network of organisations that support young entrepreneurs. It aims to provide a platform to present a united voice of young entrepreneurs, and to advocate and take action to improve the ecosystem for youth entrepreneurship. See the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs page for more information.

Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network

If you are passionate about environmental issues and a member of an environmental youth network in your country, you may be interested in joining the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN). Environmental youth leaders share their experience and expertise within this network and work towards common goals, including developing campaigns to influence change through their collective voice. See the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network page for more information.

Commonwealth Youth Human Rights and Democracy Network

If you are passionate about human rights and political participation, you may be interested in joining the Commonwealth Youth Human Rights and Democracy Network. This network raises awareness about human rights and political participation for youth in the Commonwealth and identifies the ways and processes to involve young people in tackling human rights challenges and promoting democracy. See the Commonwealth Youth Human Rights and Democracy Network page for more information.

Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace Network

If you are passionate about sport and youth development, you may be interested in joining the Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace Network. This network works towards advancing youth development in the Commonwealth through sport. See the Commonwealth Youth Sports for Development and Peace Network page for more information.

Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network

If you are passionate about peace-building, you may be interested in joining the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network. This network connects youth peace-builders from across the Commonwealth to escalate their efforts to promote peace and prevent violent extremism. Email cwyouthcan@commonwealth.int for more information. See the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network page for more information.

Commonwealth Youth Health Network

If you are passionate about public health, you may be interested in joining the Commonwealth Youth Health Network. This network is a platform for collaboration among young people on important national, regional and global health issues.  See the Commonwealth Youth Health Network page for more information.

Commonwealth Youth Gender Equality Network

If you are passionate about gender equality, you may be interested in joining the Commonwealth Youth Gender Equality Network. This network promotes and supports the meaningful inclusion of youth voices on gender equality issues at all levels. See its Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.