Climate FORTH Young Leaders

  • VO91752


Description

Are you aged 18-25 and living, working or studying in the Forth area?
Do you have opinions about what is important to your community and a curiosity to learn from and lead other young people?
Would you like to contribute towards the development of a £1.7 million project by attending 4 workshops this summer?
If the answer to all these questions is ‘yes!’, then Climate FORTH would like to work with you!

Inner Forth Futures is a partnership led by the RSPB, established in 2013. Climate FORTH is the partnership's current project. Climate FORTH (Furthering Our Resilience Through Heritage) aims to understand, protect and enhance what people value (their ‘heritage’) in the face of climate change. This heritage can be anything of special interest and value in a community, including unique natural, cultural and built assets such as sites, species, structures, and stories. The project is centred around the Inner Forth area and includes communities in Stirling, Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, and Fife which border the Forth river.

Learning from and co-designing with young people will be key to the success of Climate FORTH. Inner Forth Futures are looking for people aged 18-25 within the Forth area to help the Climate FORTH team co-design the project’s activities, understand young peoples’ views, and develop a meaningful approach to working with young people.

Climate FORTH is made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The Inner Forth Futures partnership is looking to recruit and work with Young Leaders in June, July and August this summer. Young Leaders must commit to attend four 2-hour meetings during this period. The meetings will be a mix of online and in-person, and where and when the meetings will be held will be decided by the Young Leaders. During the meetings, you can expect to learn more about the Climate FORTH project, advise on elements of the project from a young person’s perspective, team up with another Young Leader to lead on a topic, and design, lead and deliver a short workshop about your topic to young people aged 14-17. Young Leaders will be supported throughout by the Climate FORTH Community and Youth Development Project Officer. No previous experience is needed.

As a Young Leader, you can expect to learn more about climate change and heritage and how they relate to local places; contribute your perspective to how the Climate FORTH project should be run; gain confidence in your abilities; enhance your leadership and teamworking skills; gain experience of volunteering with the RSPB and working in the charity sector; and meet and network with other young people in the Inner Forth area.

Inner Forth Futures want to make this experience as beneficial as possible for their Young Leaders. If there is a specific skill you would like to improve or some additional experience you would like to gain (e.g. work shadowing or interview practice) they will discuss this with you!

More information can be found at: https://volunteer.rspb.org.uk/opportunities/32263

Organisation aims and objectives

Inner Forth Futures is a Partnership of nine organisations including RSPB Scotland (lead agency), NatureScot, Clackmannanshire Council, Stirling Council, Falkirk Council, Fife Council, Green Action Trust, Historic Environment Scotland and Sustrans. As a partnership of local authorities, public bodies, charities and community groups, our organisation is inclusive, cooperative and listening, but also decisive, and able to make things happen. The Partnership is working together on a series of projects. You can download our information leaflet here (last updated 2019).

Restrictions

Experience required: No previous experience of heritage/climate change is needed. However, it is important you have the following: - Interest in the Inner Forth area and some local knowledge - Enthusiasm for leading young people aged 14-17 - Confident to give your opinion and ideas - Patience to listen and work with others - Can work within a team and alone - Willing to learn about climate change. - Appreciate the importance of local heritage - Commitment to attend all four meetings or catch up in own time.
Minimum age: 18
Maximum age: 25

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: The induction will be held online or in person at a location convenient for volunteers (including an accessible venue if needed). During the induction there will be a presentation and full description of activities with the opportunity to ask questions. Training will be tailored to the Young Leaders' interests, but could include mini sessions on best practice for co-design, social media, participatory budgeting, and climate change. oung Leaders will be supported throughout by the Climate FORTH Community and Youth Development Project Officer. The induction will be held online or in person at a location convenient for volunteers (including an accessible venue if needed). During the induction there will be a presentation and full description of activities with the opportunity to ask questions. Training will be tailored to the Young Leaders' interests, but could include mini sessions on best practice for co-design, social media, participatory budgeting, and climate change.
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