OPPORTUNITY: Volunteer on the Dundee City Centre Young People’s Panel

Young Scot Hive (#YSHive) is looking for young people aged 11 to 18 living in Dundee to be part of the Dundee City Centre Young People’s Panel. If you’re interested in making Dundee city a better place for young people, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!   

The Dundee City Centre Young People’s Panel will work with Dundee City Council to ensure that the exciting changes taking place within the city consider the needs of young people and guarantee that all young people feel safe and welcomed, whether they're locals or visiting Dundee.

Project information

🎂 11 to 18 years old
📅 October – November 2021
🗺️ Based in Dundee

We will confirm after the application deadline whether this project will be online via Zoom or face to face. If there are many applicants, we may need to hold a Selection Session which will be over Zoom. All needs and requirements will be accommodated.

About the Dundee City Centre Young People’s Panel

On this #YSHive project, the panel will form a group of young people to explore how Dundee City Centre feels for a young person and what improvements need to be made.

You will support Dundee City Council in shaping their Strategic Investment Plan which intends to set out an ambitious, long-term, vision to help create a city centre that people want and need. Dundee City Council recognises that the city centre needs to be more diverse, provide more reasons to visit and be more orientated towards supporting and celebrating people, public life, tourism, and jobs. The Young People’s Panel will support the Council in achieving these goals and will help inform future development and investment in the city centre.

You will be fully supported by Young Scot staff throughout the project. There will also be Dundee City Council staff at each session to help answer any questions.

What will the Dundee City Centre Young People’s Panel do?     

You will attend four sessions between October and November where you will work with Young Scot and Dundee City Council staff to recommend changes that put young people at the heart of the city’s development. By participating in these sessions, you will be actively informing Dundee City Council on what recommendations to bring to life. We will confirm whether this project will be delivered online or face to face after the application deadline.

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.  

Volunteering with Young Scot

Joining the Dundee City Centre Young People’s Panel means you will be 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.  

Sign up

If you would like to be part of the Dundee City Centre Young People’s Panel then you can apply online via the Alchemer form or using the Microsoft Word document form below.

Apply for the Dundee City Centre Young People’s Panel

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. 

Questions? 

Email us on YSHive@young.scot if you have any questions or would like to know more about this project - 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. 

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