Peer Educator

  • VO70661


OPEN trains young people aged 16-25 to become peer educators, to deliver workshops and training to other young people across Shetland. The harm reduction issue-based training focuses on various topics:
• Online Safety
• Drugs
• Alcohol
• Sexual Health
• Positive Relationships
• Grooming
• Mental health
• Change
We believe in open minded information – not telling people what to do. We will give you the training and support you need so that you can volunteer as a part of the OPEN team to design and deliver workshops and activates to other young people. If you’re interested in being part of the OPEN project please get in touch!

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.

Frequency and commitment details

Weekly meetings take place Tuesdays 6-8.30pm. Workshops usually take place week days from 9am - 3.30pm (50 minute workshops)


Ages 16 -25
Experience required: Volunteers just need an enthusiastic approach to learning with an outlook to present workshops to others.
Travel details: All over Shetland, but based in Market House, Lerwick.
Minimum age: 16
Maximum age: 25


Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Support: Childcare,
Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet