OPPORTUNITY: Join the Scottish Forestry Communication & Social Media Team

Scottish Forestry are working with #YSHive to recruit a team of volunteers who are interested in creating digital content and information.

Project information

🎂 11 to 26
📅 December 2020 to May 2021
🗺️
 Anywhere in Scotland!

About the Scottish Forestry Communication & Social Media Team

You will be working as part of a team of 10-15 other #YSHive volunteers and be supported by Young Scot staff to develop key messages about forestry to promote to other young people across Scotland.

No prior knowledge or experience of forestry or the outdoors is needed to take part. You will receive training in social media and creating digital content from the experienced Young Scot team, as well as finding out everything you need to know about Scottish Forestry.

You’ll be looking at topics ranging from climate change and the environment, to career and volunteering opportunities for young people, to how forests and the outdoors can be enjoyed by people from all walks of life.

What you'll do

Scottish Forestry are looking to collaborate with young people to co-create online content to share key messages about their plans for the future, about the forestry sector, and the opportunities that exist for young people to be involved in forestry.

Joining the project means you will be joining a supportive and inclusive 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 previous experience or skills are necessary to take part.

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

Hear what some of our current volunteers have to say about volunteering with us.

Additional support

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.

Creating a safe space

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 is involved in volunteering?

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this project will take place online for the foreseeable future. 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 team would meet every month or so for workshops with Young Scot where you will take part in small group activities and discussions about the issues at hand.

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.

Check out our YSHive FAQ for more info!

Benefits of volunteering

  • Boost your CV
  • Develop and learn new skills
  • Build your confidence
  • Challenge yourself
  • Meet lots of new people

How to Apply

Apply to be on the Scottish Forestry Communication & Social Media Team online via Alchemer.

This application form is available as a word document is also available as a downloadable Microsoft Word document and we can also accept verbal applications made using video or voice recording over the phone.

We’re happy to make reasonable adjustments and provide support to help you apply. Please contact YSHive@young.scot to arrange this.

Questions in the application form:

  1. Details about you
  2. Why do you want to volunteer?
  3. Is there anything we can do to make sure you feel included and supported while volunteering?

Next Steps

After you’ve applied we will invite you along to a Taster & Selection Workshop. This is to give you a taste of what volunteering with YSHive might be like, and for us to meet you.

We will be having two selection days for this project, and we will invite you to one or the other.

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

If we have more applicants than there are spots on the project, we will also reflect on how things went at the Taster & Selection Day to make a decision about who to invite to join the panel.

Questions?  

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