YouthVIP Launch Volunteering Recommendations

Posted on March 27, 2019

As part of the development of a new National Volunteering Framework, Scottish Government commissioned ProjectScotland and Young Scot to work together to establish a national youth volunteering design team – a group of young volunteers from a variety of backgrounds living across Scotland.

The design team were recruited in July 2018 and chose the name Youth Volunteering Innovation Project (YouthVIP). They regularly met to develop their knowledge of volunteering and the challenges faced by young people.

National Discussion Day

In early 2019, the team finalised 13 recommendations to pass to Scottish Government and these were launched at a National Discussion Day today, hosted by YouthVIP.  Launching the discussion day, Cabinet Secretary Aileen Campbell MSP set out her commitment to the recommendations.

‘I pledge to listen to our young people & act on what they say’

Download the report

We’re very proud to share the exciting and ambitious recommendations with you in full. Click this link 👉YouthVIP_Report_V3

Each one of these recommendations provides food for thought, encourages collaboration and innovation and challenges us to maintain the involvement of young people in decision-making in Scotland.

Given the very positive discussions today about the future of youth volunteering in Scotland, we are excited to see and support the next steps to realising the recommendations of YouthVIP.