Board Member

  • VO89959
  • Board/trustee role


Description

The OPEN Project runs a peer education project, peer mentoring project and a youth cafe project and currently falls under Voluntary Action Shetland. We are going to be exploring turning OPEN into an independent, youth-led charity. To achieve this we are seeking Board Members aged 16-29 to direct and oversee our organisation going forward as an independent charity. Board members will receive training opportunities to develop their skills in governance, leadership and decision making.

Organisation aims and objectives

The OPEN Peer Education Project provides training and support for young adults aged 16-25 to enable them to become peer educators, delivering workshops on issues that they feel are important to themselves and their peers in their local communities, e.g. sexual health and relationships, harm reduction in drugs awareness, young parenting.

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One Thursday a month 6pm-8pm, opportunity to do more if you would like to.

Frequency and commitment details

One Thursday a month 6pm-8pm, opportunity to do more if you would like to.

Restrictions

Age 16-29
Experience required: Good communication skills, good teamwork skills, reliable, enthusiastic, leadership skills and an interest in issues that face young people.
Travel details: Market House, Lerwick
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Childcare costs available for the volunteer.
Taster available: Yes
Support: Childcare,
Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet