Young Humanist Ambassador

  • VO85281


Young Humanist Scotland Ambassadors (age 18-30) play a vital role in supporting the charity. Helping to promote our work and campaigns, organising events, representing the charity online and at events, and speaking about our work and the importance of our campaigns (media training is available). Most events take place online, with some opportunities for in-person. A flexible role which can be designed around your skills and interests. For example, you could help run our film club, create social media content to amplify our campaigns, get involved in campaigning, and more. Contact us to explore what this volunteer opportunity could look like for you. You can help to further Humanist Society Scotland’s aims; grow our youth membership and engage young people in a meaningful way; enable young humanists to meet socially and discuss relevant issues; and help promote national campaigns and fundraising initiatives. Focus areas might include: Climate change, Women's rights, fighting religious bigotry, LGBT+ and trans rights, Religion and freedom thought in education, Children's rights, Histories of science, Humanist celebrations and ceremonies.

Organisation aims and objectives

We work towards a more rational, ethical, and secular Scotland. As a charity, we support people to live ethical lives based on reason and compassion, campaigning for the removal of legal and social barriers to doing so; working towards a truly inclusive and democratic culture.










1 hour per week, ideally for at least 6 months


Experience required: Excellent communication skills and an ability to persuade and influence and to organise your own work and volunteer on your own initiative. It's helpful if you can use social media. We expect our volunteers to develop an understanding and knowledge of Humanist Scotland's work.
Travel details: This role can be flexible, and has been designed to fit around your other commitments. The Community Engagement Manager will help plan your role with you to ensure the best results. We expect a commitment of roughly 2 - 4 hours per week, hopefully for a minimum of six months, with the potential to increase your commitment should you wish to.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers must submit an expenses claim form with receipts, and these will be reimbursed within a month. If required, by advance arrangement small expenses can be reimbursed within a week from the Edinburgh office (once Covid-19 restrictions allow working in the office again).
Taster available: Yes
Training details: You will receive a full induction to Humanist Society Scotland and to your role. You will have a named person as your first point of contact who will support you and answer any queries you have, and you can always contact the Community Engagement Manager. You will receive guidance via the Volunteer Handbook. You will be given any information or training necessary to carry out your role. We provide a clear procedure and support to resolve problems or disagreements.
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