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 do this we are setting up a steering group made up of young people aged 16-25 to lead the way going forward. The steering group members should have an interest in progressing in their leadership skills and contributing to making decisions going forward with the project.
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.
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
Maximum age: 25
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Childcare costs available for the volunteer.
Taster available: Yes
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