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

Young Scot is looking for young people aged 16-25 from across Scotland to give their feedback, insight and ideas on NHS Inform service during an online session. Session Information: 🎂 16-25 years old (inclusive) 📅 Tuesday 18th of June, 5.30pm - 8pm 🗺️ Anywhere in Scotland 💻Online session via Zoom About the NHS Inform session Join us for this online session with NHS24 to share your experiences of NHS Inform and to help shape the development of the NHS Inform service going forward. We’ll be asking you questions such as: • Have you used NHS Inform or other online health information before? What’s your experience been like accessing information on health and care online? • What would you like to see on the platform? (e.g. information or tools you can access) • What are your hopes for what NHS Inform might look like in the future? NHS24 would love to hear from you about how you access information and how accessible it is to you. They’re also keen to know how you use and understand the information, and your needs around health information. We’re happy to accept your sign up form in other ways, like a word document or verbally. If you would like to apply in a different way, please just get in touch yshive@young.scot. Once you complete the form you will be invited via email along to an online (Zoom) session, with further details around what to expect on the night. Sign-ups close on Friday 14th of June. 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. Got a question? If you’ve got any questions or would like to know more about the Panel get in touch yshive@young.scot. We’re happy to help!

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