Young Scot

Charity registered in Scotland SC029757

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.


Current opportunities

#YSHive is looking for around 20 young people to volunteer on the Young Person’s Guarantee Youth Leadership Panel. This Panel will be a diverse group from across Scotland age 16-24, who will be involved conversations, exploration and co-design of the Young Person’s Guarantee. The Panel will collaborate with Scottish Government, Developing the Young Workforce, Skills Development Scotland, and other organisations to explore the governance (decision-making and deciding how things are delivered) for the Young Person’s Guarantee, ensuring that young people continue to be involved, meeting the needs of Scotland’s young people. The opportunity closes on Sunday 29th August. For more information, follow this link: https://young.scot/get-involved/national/yshive-young-persons-guarantee-youth-leadership-panel *This application form is also available as a word document and we will also accept verbal applications made using video or voice recording over the phone. We’re happy to make reasonable adjustments and provide other additional support to help you apply. Please contact YSHive@young.scot to arrange this.*

#YSHive is looking for young people from across Scotland aged 11-25, to be part of The COP26 Climate Co-Design Group as Local Champions. Project information 🎂 11 to 26 Years 📅 September 2021 - March 2022 🗺️ Anywhere in Scotland About the COP26 Local Champions Network Young Scot, Keep Scotland Beautiful and YouthLink Scotland are working with the Scottish Government to deliver a programme of youth co-design and engagement centered around COP26 which is due to take place in November 2021. This programme aims to ensure that young people play a key role within the work that is done in Scotland relating to COP26 and in Scotland’s response to the climate emergency by increasing awareness of climate change and supporting young people to get involved with climate action and decision making locally, nationally, and globally As part of the programme, young people across Scotland will have the opportunity to get involved through the COP26 Local Champions Network. We are looking to recruit ten local champions in each local authority area across Scotland, creating a network of 320 youth climate activists to raise awareness of COP26 for young people at a local level and highlight youth climate action across their local community and promote it nationally. Applications will close on the 30th of September 2021 at 11.59pm Email us on YSHive@young.scot if you have any questions or would like to know more - we are happy to help!

Young Scot Hive (#YSHive) are looking for young people from across Scotland to be a part of our Digital and Cyber Steering Group. In an increasingly digital world, we believe that young people should have the opportunity to feel safe, informed and empowered online. We’re looking for a group of young people to work across a range of activities to support young people’s online lives. Project information 🎂 11 to 25 year olds 📅 From October 2021 to March 2022 📍 All over Scotland 🗺️ Travel, food and accommodation paid for when we return to the Young Scot office. Digital support available. This project will run online over Zoom primarily, with the possibility of face-to-face sessions over the coming months. About the Digital and Cyber Steering Group: On this #YSHive project, the group will support other young people to develop positive online behaviours and feel safe and confident in spotting online threats. The Panel will continue to work as part of the DigiKnow? programme, which supports young people to stay safe online and take control of their digital lives. Project activity to include: - Developing video content and information to share across social media channels - Creating new opportunities for young people to develop their digital and cyber knowledge and skills - Working with organisations and experts to increase your understanding of the subject area. Applications close Monday 27th September 2021.

#YSHive is looking for around 15 young people to volunteer on the Young Scot Youth Loneliness Panel. This Panel will be a diverse group from across Scotland age 11-24, who have a keen interest or are passionate about tackling Youth Loneliness in Scotland. • 11 to 24 years old • Project running from October 2021 – October 2022 • Anywhere in Scotland, based on ️Zoom (online) for now. • Travel, food and accommodation paid for when we return to the Young Scot office. Digital support available. The Panel will collaborate with Scottish Government, Local Authorities and Third Sector Partners to support implementation of the Panels recommendations whether this be online or engaging in existing local services. The Panel will also develop and create online content that is created by young people for young people to help combat Youth Loneliness in an effective way. This content will be hosted on the new Loneliness Landing page.