Young Scot Hive (#YSHive) are looking for young people across Scotland to be part of a group who will work together to co-design and help develop digital information content for Young Scot's website and social media channels, along with helping to improve information services for young people in Scotland!
🎂 11 to 26 year old's
📅 From September 2021 to March 2022 (with potential for longer)
🗺️ All over Scotland
This project will run online over Zoom, however, you don't need a Zoom account to participate. The panel are meeting for the first time in September 2021 but there are still some spaces available to volunteer on the panel.
We can only serve all young people in Scotland if our teams have a variety of perspectives that represent young people living in Scotland right now. Therefore, we are more interested in the viewpoints and skills you could bring, rather than your years of experience. We particularly welcome applications from Black people, people of colour, and care experienced young people – all of whom are under-represented currently on the panel. Young people who speak Gaelic (learning or fluent) are also encouraged to apply too.
About the Content Collaborators Panel
On this #YSHive project, the Young Scot Content Collaborators Panel will form a group of young people working with Young Scot to review and develop information content for Young Scot's digital platforms, including young.scot and our social media accounts.
The group will also have the chance to feedback their thoughts on current issues, key milestones and information campaigns Young Scot are involved in, as well as get the opportunity to share their experiences and thoughts with key decision-makers in Scotland.
Young Scot also creates information in Gaelic and so we're really keen to hear from young Gaelic speakers too.
Volunteering with Young Scot
Joining the Young Scot Content Collaborators Panel, means you will be part of building a brand new team, with opportunities to learn a range of skills, meet new people from across Scotland, take part in training, and develop confidence in yourself.
No special experience or skills are necessary to take part, and you don’t need to have any previous experience volunteering either.
Dedicated staff members at Young Scot will support you to take part.
We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable all young people to take part, and there will be an opportunity when you apply to tell us about any support or adjustments you need in order to contribute fully.
We will ensure we are a safe and trusted place for you to volunteer.
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.
What will the Content Collaborators Group do?
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this project will take place online. However, we understand getting online can be difficult, so please still apply if you have limited access as we can support you with alternative arrangements.
The Young Scot Content Collaborators Panel, will meet every 4-6 weeks for workshops where you will take part in small group activities and discussions about the issues at hand. There may also be some additional opportunities offered as part of the project.
You will be able to take part in training to learn more about how Young Scot uses social media, how to create content for a range of social media platforms (including TikTok, Snapchat, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook) and what marketing is. This is a great opportunity if you're interested in a career in social media, marketing, communications or journalism or are interested in learning more about how to share information.
As a #YSHive volunteer you will sometimes be invited to join extra workshops and activities with Young Scot on different topics, but these are optional.
If you would like to apply to join the Young Scot Content Collaborators Panel, then you can apply online via Alchemer.
This application form is also available to download as a Microsoft 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
Applications are open with no deadline, we will get in touch with you once you've applied to arrange a chat.
After you’ve applied we will invite you to a chat with a member of the Young Scot team. This is to give you a taste of what volunteering with Young Scot might be like, and for us to meet you and find out more about why you want to join the group.
If we have more applicants than there are spots on the Young Scot Content Collaborators Panel, we will reflect on how things went at the workshop to make a decision about who to invite to join the group.
Email us on email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to know more about this project - we're happy to help!
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