Perth & Kinross Duke of Edinburgh Assocation

Charity registered in Scotland SC021937

The Association was set up to advance the mental, physical and spiritual welfare of young people between the ages of 14 and 25 by promoting the scheme of Awards known as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

In recent years, whilst maintaining the core function of the Association we have focused our activities on provision of support and experiential learning for targeted groups of young people with Additional Support Needs (ASN).

Current opportunities

The Starfish Way is looking for mentors to work on a 1-2-1 basis with our fabulous young people with varied additional support needs. Based at Megginch Castle Estate and/or Perth we seek Mentors who are empathetic and patient with an understanding of the challenges faced by young people experiencing a variety of additional support needs without preconception or judgement. Mentors will provide guidance, support and inspiration to young people, build trusted relationships and offer a safe and nurturing environment for the young people to thrive. If you can help change a young person life, please contact us at or call 01738 627455 / 07951 557979 for more information.

Based in Errol, Perthshire, we are looking for gardeners to work in the gardens of Megginch Castle Estate. The estate is used by several charity and community groups, including ourselves and we would like to repay the kindness and generosity shown to us by helping recruit volunteers to help maintain and enhance the historic grounds which are home to a national collection of heritage apples and pears, walled, rose and physic gardens and giant redwoods. It is a serene and tranquil environment that recharges the soul, a gardener’s paradise! Please contact us at or call 01738 627455 / 07951 557979 for more information.

Gardeners Urgently Needed! Based at the beautiful and historic Megginch Castle Estate by Errol, Perthshire we are looking for enthusiastic gardeners to help maintain an area of the Walled Garden. We have very kindly been gifted the use of this piece of land for the Starfish Way where we work with young people with varied Additional Support Needs. We are urgently looking for gardeners to help us maintain and develop this area as well as experienced gardeners who would be willing to work alongside our fabulous young people and share their knowledge and expertise. If either of these opportunities is of interest to you, please contact us at or call 01738 627455 / 07951 557979 for more details. Expenses and refreshments will be provided.

Duke of Edinburgh Leaders & Volunteers Required – Additional Support Need Groups Fantastic opportunities are available to volunteer with some of our Perth based Duke of Edinburgh Award groups. Helping young people achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Award, we seek Leaders and Volunteers to support the running of the Open ASN, Young Carers and Letham groups. Groups meet once a week in the evening, mostly during term time and full training will be given with accredited qualifications where necessary. Volunteers will be involved with the planning and delivering of imaginative and varied activities to help the young people achieve each section of the Award – Physical, Skill, Volunteering and Expedition. Some of the groups include young people with varied additional support needs and any experience working in similar areas of support will be welcomed although not a necessity. If you want to become a Duke of Edinburgh volunteer, please contact us at or call 01738 627455 / 07951 557979 for more information.