Here at ProjectScotland, we believe in the power of volunteering.
As a young person, volunteering is a great way for you to meet new people, build your confidence, develop your skills and be proud of the positive impact you’ll have on the wider community. Our charity partners also benefit from the fresh perspective that you’ll bring into their organisation as well.
Once registered with us, one of our friendly team will meet with you regularly to discover your interests and work with you to find the right volunteer placement for you. We’ll support you with anything you might need in getting started in your placement, in order to help you feel at ease.
We’ve got loads of different kinds of roles, across different sectors such as – retail, hospitality, admin, social media, youth work, food banks, gardening, computing/IT, tourism and museums and many, many more. Your placement will be tailored to your needs and interests and the time commitment can be flexible. We will be with you every step of the way to make sure you get settled in comfortably and you’re placement is an enjoyable experience.
Through our support, you can expect to find a volunteer opportunity that is tailored to your interests and goals. One of our team will meet with you regularly to help you discover what role is best suited to you. Once you have started in your placement, we will still meet you with regularly to make sure you are getting the most out of your experience and you get any further support that you might need.
The time commitments for volunteering are flexible and work around you. It depends on how much or how little you wish to do and how much the organisation you are volunteering for can offer. You can start of doing as little as a few hours a week and build this up gradually as you feel more comfortable in your placement.
The volunteer placement lasts for a minimum of 3 months, but you can continue for as long as you want to. The support offered by our ProjectScotland will also continue for as long as it is needed.
We understand that that you might be a bit nervous for your first day. Your Engagement Manager would be more than happy to come along with you to make sure you get settled in okay.
We believe there should be no barriers to volunteering and so any travel expenses you incur whilst volunteering will be reimbursed to you, so you will never be out of pocket.
Generally, those between the ages of 16-30 who are currently not in full-time employment. But take a look at what’s near you to find out a bit more as we have a range of opportunities in each local area.
You can apply by filling out your details and one of our team will get back to you to have a chat.