OPPORTUNITY: Join the YSEquity Panel

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  • Home-based volunteering


Join Young Scot's #YSEquity Panel and have your say on our services, making them fairer and more accessible for everyone.

Project Information:

  • 11-18 years old (inclusive)
  • From April 2024 to March 2025
  • Meeting every 6-8 weeks (a mix of online and in-person sessions)
  • Anywhere in Scotland
  • Travel costs covered

What’s the YSEquity Panel about?

Do you use your Young Scot National Entitlement Card to get on the bus, access the leisure centre or enjoy local discounts? Has it sometimes been tricky for you to get involved in things like school trips, sports clubs or art groups? Then this opportunity could be a great place to have your voice heard!

We want young people aged 11-18 on our YSEquity Panel to help us improve our Young Scot services so they meet the needs of young people, are accessible to everyone and help tackle stigma.

You’ll get the chance to share your experiences with education including any challenges you’ve faced being ready to learn and attending regularly. We’ll also try to offer you opportunities to meet decision makers in Scotland to share your thoughts on these topics too.

The Panel will look at things like:

  • Young Scot National Entitlement Card
  • Cost of the School Day
  • Access to education
  • Rewards
  • Local Discounts
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Information content and more…

We would love to hear from a wide range of young people right across Scotland – we’re particularly interested to hear from:

  • young carers
  • young people who live in a rural area
  • care-experienced young people
  • if you get or have had free school meals

Organisation aims and objectives

Young Scot is the national youth information and citizenship charities for young people age 11-26 in Scotland. #YSHive volunteers are system-changer and influencers, tackling Scotland’s toughest challenges and issues that matter most to young people.

Frequency and commitment details

Meeting Dates These dates are a guide for the planned sessions that will take place until March 2025. The exact dates for these sessions will be agreed with the panel members. There may also be other opportunities to meet outwith these dates. Taster Session: Late July Induction session: August Meeting with Decision Makers: September Session: Mid October Session: Early December Session: Late January


Experience required: Volunteering with Young Scot helps you: Develop your skills Take part in training and opportunities Make new friends and meet new people Explore new places, topics and experiences Influence change on topics that are important to you Equal access to opportunities and inclusivity are at the heart of everything we do at Young Scot. We will always continue to work closely with you and make reasonable adjustments based on your needs to ensure you can participate. We do not accept any form of discrimination or prejudice to anyone on our volunteering projects based on your life experience, background, culture, or identity. This includes age, disability, gender identity, parenting and caring responsibilities, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
Travel details: All costs are catered for.
Minimum age: 11
Maximum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Taster Session: Late July Induction session: August