Looking to make a difference? STAND International take groups of volunteers/learners who are socially or economically disadvantaged who are living in Scotland along with mentors and provide short term volunteering opportunities abroad.
Mission - Dedicated to working with marginalised groups and individuals in disadvantaged communities in Scotland. Focus - Working with individuals and groups we help identify how they can harness their talents, experience of exclusion and their genuine compassion to assist others in either their local community or the wider global community. Partnership - Over the years we have alos developed a number of partnerships with organisations in a variety of European countries including the UK who are keen to address the many layers of discrimination and exploitation whether in relation to age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or social stigma.
Experience required: No experience for volunteers. Mentors must have experience of working with vulnerable people or social care.
Travel details: Travel is by Aeroplane, Boat, Train, Mini Bus and Bus.
Minimum age: 17
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Traval expenses will be paid on the day of the group. All travel expenses for duration of the trip will be paid for direct to travel companies.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Any person interested will have either a group taster session via presentation on what the volunteering opportunity involves.
Training details: Pre-departure group traing which includes training on culture, language, group dynamics, information on the project we will be working alongside, group agreements etc.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer