young leaders in service

Shirley Lions recognise that Young People are contributing to the Community in many ways and we support young people to achieve the internationally recognised Young Leaders in Service awards.

The Lions' Mission for Young People

"To provide the young people of the world with opportunities for achievement, learning, contribution and service, individually and collectively, through sponsorship of activities identified as best practice in the field of youth development."

How do Young Leaders benefit ?

Experience the rewards of giving service to local people. Become involved with local Lions and Leos, make new friends and find new interests. Enhance your C V.

Who can take part ?

Young people aged 8 to 18 years.

What are these awards ?

On completion of 12 months service a

BRONZE SEAL for 25 to 49 hours

SILVER SEAL for 50 to 99 hours

GOLD SEAL for 100 hours or more

How does it work ?

You will receive a log book or record sheet in which to record your hours of service for 12 months. This service can be anything where you are providing a service to others.

Service Diary

Start date from 1st hour of community service.

Finish date : 1st anniversary of start date. 

Presentation ceremony : an event to present the awards.

What service is involved ?

You can do anything in these categories and not all the service needs to be in the same category.

1. Environment  2. Health  3. Literacy and Education  4. Safety  5. Parents & Family  6. Hungry & Homeless  7. Disaster Relief  8. Help Elderly   9. Community Improvement  10. Other

What does the Young Leader receive ?

A Bronze, Silver or Gold Certificate.

A letter of congratulations.

A choice of either a metal pin or a cloth badge.

Want to know more ?

Contact Lion Jackie Culliford of Shirley Lions Club on 0345 833 9547 to talk about this and get started. Calls to this number will be charged at a local call rate.

Or email

Or visit our Facebook page :

For further information please also see the Lions main website

Examples of activities to achieve Young Leaders in Service Award

Photos below show some of our YLIS from Light Hall School, Shirley Sea Cadets and Solihull 6th Form College receiving their awards.

YLIS Light Hall   YLIS Sea Cadets  6th Form College YLIS  Amy Cornford

Solihull Sixth Form College    Photo left shows latest presentation of a Gold award at Solihull Sixth Form College to Sufyaan Irfan who has completed his 100 hours working in a Barnado’s charity shop.  He was very enthusiastic about the award and told us that he was trying to encourage others including his younger brother to take part.  He said he “now considered himself to be a Lion.