Junction Youth Advisor

  • VO67625


Description

This is a fun and supportive volunteering opportunity for 14 to 21 year olds who are interested in health and wellbeing. The Junction Youth Advisors (JYAs) meet as a group to talk about issues affecting young people's health and wellbeing in North-East Edinburgh. You'll make a real difference to The Junction by helping us to improve and promote our services. The JYAs are often asked to contribute their ideas to city-wide, national and international projects too. You can help try out our new services, create new resources like posters and videos, promote The Junction at events, take part in discussions and suggest your own ideas. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and build up your confidence in a safe and friendly group which values young people's rights and voices.

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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The Junction Youth Advisors meet on the first Thursday of the month from 5pm to 7pm at The Junction in Leith. Plus there are opportunities to work on small projects between meetings. We sometimes offer sessions and meetings remotely by Zoom.

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, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 5LL. Staff are working partly from home and partly from The Junction. We are currently aiming to run most of our groups at The Junction, but some groups and meetings will be held by video or phone call.
Minimum age: 14

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We provide refreshments and snacks at meetings. If you do not yet have a bus pass, we can reimburse local, free bus travel.
Training details: We provide an induction, an individual training plan and ongoing support to help you settle in and work towards your goals.

Last updated 2 months ago