OPPORTUNITY: Volunteer on the Digital and Cyber Steering Group

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 newopportunities 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

You can find out more about the DigiKnow? programme on our page.

What will the group do?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this project will start online for with a hope to take part in face-to-face meetings over the coming months. 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.     

You will attend sessions between October to March, where you will work with Young Scot’s #YSHive and Digital Information teams to explore the things that influence young people’s online lives, work on developing exciting content for our social media platforms and steer our DigiKnow? programme.  

You will be fully supported by Young Scot staff throughout the project. No experience or knowledge is required as you will be guided by Young Scot staff in everything you need to know. 

Volunteering with Young Scot

Joining the Digital and Cyber Steering Group will mean joining a supportive and inclusive team, with opportunities to learn a range of skills, take part in training, and develop confidence in yourself. 

A dedicated Young Scot staff member will support you throughout your volunteering experience.   

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 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. 

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.   

Sign up

If you would like to be part of the Digital and Cyber Steering Group then you can apply online via Alchemer.

Apply to be on the Digital and Cyber Steering Group

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. 

Applications close Monday 27th September 2021. 

Next steps 

After you’ve applied we will invite you along to a Taster Workshop on Zoom on Wednesday 29th September 17:00-18.30pm. This is to give you a taste of what volunteering with #YSHive might be like, and for us to meet you. 

If you can’t attend, we can arrange a separate phone or video call with you.   

Selected applicants will then be invited to a kick-off session in October to start the project. 

Questions? 

Email us on YSHive@young.scot if you have any questions or would like to know more about the panel - we're happy to help! 

More information 

We'll ensure this session is a safe and trusted place for you to participate. We do not accept any form of discrimination or prejudice to anyone on our projects based on your life experience, background, culture, or identity. This includes age, disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. 

Find out more about #YSHive.

Check out our #YSHive Frequently Asked Questions.

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