Junction Youth Advisor

  • VO67625


Description

Have some fun whilst providing insight into what local young people think and want done to improve health & wellbeing. Meet new people within the group and when promoting and representing The Junction in schools, flyer drops and special one-off events. Make a difference, suggest discussion topics, give ideas for how services can develop, support the creation of resources and even develop your own health change initiatives.

Organisation aims and objectives

We work to promote long-term prevention of health problems, to raise young people’s awareness and self-esteem and to enable them to make informed choices about their health and well-being. The aim is to help them help themselves which if successful with will ultimately have a positive effect on the community.

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At present we are meeting on the first Thursday of the month from 5pm to 6pm on Zoom. However, we normally meet on the first Thursday of the month from 4pm to 6pm at the Junction. Plus there are opportunities to work on small projects between meetings - these are being done remotely for now.

Restrictions

Experience required: An interest in the health and wellbeing of young people. Because of the nature of this role, volunteers must be in the age range 14 to 21.
Travel details: We are based at The Junction, 82-86 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5LL. Currently, we are working remotely mainly using Zoom, text and email.
Minimum age: 14

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Normally, when we meet at the Junction, we cover local bus travel to and from meetings and provide refreshments and snacks at meetings.
Training details: We understand it might be more difficult to start volunteering remotely. We will provide an induction meeting on Zoom and there will be opportunities to meet the staff and other volunteers remotely. Support will be ongoing to help you settle into the role.

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.