OPPORTUNITY: Apply to be on the Youth Loneliness Panel

  • VO88325
  • Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups


#YSHive is looking for around 15 young people to volunteer on the Young Scot Youth Loneliness Panel. This Panel will be a diverse group from across Scotland age 11-24, who have a keen interest or are passionate about tackling Youth Loneliness in Scotland.

• 11 to 24 years old
• Project running from October 2021 – October 2022
• Anywhere in Scotland, based on ️Zoom (online) for now.
• Travel, food and accommodation paid for when we return to the Young Scot office. Digital support available.

The Panel will collaborate with Scottish Government, Local Authorities and Third Sector Partners to support implementation of the Panels recommendations whether this be online or engaging in existing local services. The Panel will also develop and create online content that is created by young people for young people to help combat Youth Loneliness in an effective way. This content will be hosted on the new Loneliness Landing page.

Organisation aims and objectives

Young Scot is the national youth information and citizenship charities for young people age 11-26 in Scotland. #YSHive volunteers are system-changer and influencers, tackling Scotland’s toughest challenges and issues that matter most to young people.











Experience required: A dedicated Young Scot staff member will support you throughout your volunteering experience. No special knowledge, experience or skills are necessary to take part. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable all young people to take part, and there will be an opportunity when you apply to tell us about any support or adjustments you need to contribute fully.
Travel details: Travel, food and accommodation paid for when we return to the Young Scot office. Digital support available.
Minimum age: 11
Maximum age: 24


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this project will take place online for the foreseeable future. However, we understand getting online can be difficult, so please still apply if you have limited access as we can support you with alternative arrangements. We will work together to create a supportive and inclusive team, with opportunities to learn a range of skills, meet new people from across Scotland, take part in training, and develop confidence in yourself.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: After you’ve applied, we will invite you along to a Taster & Selection Workshop on Zoom on Thursday 28th October, 5pm – 7pm This is to give you a taste of what volunteering with YSHive might be like, and for us to meet you. If you can’t attend for any reason, we will arrange a phone or video call with you. If we have more applicants than there are spots on the Panel, we will also reflect on how things went at the Taster & Selection Session to make a decision about who to invite to join the Youth Loneliness panel.

Last updated 8 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.