A campaign to encourage teenagers to discover the benefits of volunteering has been launched in Birmingham.
The Make a Difference initiative aims to dispel the stereotype of teens only playing video games and sleeping and encouraging young people aged 16 and over to actively help in the community. Steph Slater, from Sutton Coldfield, 19-year-old Zaffer Mahtey and 21-year-old Hogar Salim (left), of Small Heath, have all been selected to front the project by Birmingham City Council's and its partner agencies.
Steph, aged 17, has been volunteering for a year as a coach for cheerleading teams in and around Birmingham. She has also been involved in fund-raising projects and has taken part in conservation campaigns.
Zaffer, who lives in Aston, works with children across a range of activities including sport and photography.
While volunteering at Prince Albert's Primary School, he developed a mentoring scheme which educates and integrates Year 5 students into the local grammar school.
Hogar Salim has contributed to Birmingham's volunteering scene since he came to the UK four years ago. He has since taught people to read and write, restored a nature reserve and realised a flair for film and editing that has won him several awards.
The poster campaign features Hogar in action, camera in hand.