OPPORTUNITY: Design Young Scot's Next Three Years

At Young Scot, we write our new strategy every three years and we call it #YSThree. Our strategy is basically our plan for the future and all about how we make sure we keep supporting young people 

With this #YSHive opportunity, we're looking for a team of young people to take the lead on helping us design our next strategy – and to help us decide how we should be supporting young people from communities across Scotland from 2022 to 2025. 

No previous experience or knowledge of Young Scot is needed, and our staff will guide you every step of the way.

Project Information

🎂 11 to 26
📅 April 2021 - April 2022
 All over Scotland (initially online over Zoom)

About the Project 

At Young Scot, we know how important it is for young people’s voices to be at the centre of all we do. That’s why we want to involve you at the highest levels of our organisation. This helps us to make sure that we are tackling the issues most important to you - and doing it in a way you think is right. 

If you are accepted onto the project, you will join a team of 20 young people. You will find out lots more about Young Scot, speak to lots of organisations we work with about what they want to see us doing in the future, and think about the challenges and opportunities young people in Scotland are facing. 

We are looking for young people of all ages and from all over Scotland to take part. You don’t need to have volunteered with us before, or even know where your Young Scot card is! (We can actually help you replace yours during the project! 😉)  

We really want to have all kinds of people in this group because everyone has different ideas and views about what is important.  

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

Please note, you can only volunteer on one Young Scot project at a time.

Previous #YSThree volunteers will not be considered for this opportunity.

Volunteering During COVID-19 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this project will take place online until social distancing restrictions are liftedHowever, we understand getting online can be difficult, so please still apply if you have limited access and we can discuss how we can support you.  

Benefits of Volunteering 

There are lots of reasons why volunteering is good idea!

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

Apply Now  

If you’re up for the challenge then we're taking applications now!

Apply to Design Young Scot's Three Year Plan

This application form is available as a Microsoft Word document which can be emailed to us and we will also accept verbal applications made using video or voice recording over the phone.  

Please contact YSHive@young.scot to arrange an alternative way to apply or ask a question. 

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 

We’ll invite you to a Taster & Selection Workshop to find out what volunteering with YSHive might be like, and for us to meet 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 team.  

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

If you have any questions you can contact the Young Scot team by email at YSHive@young.scot

More information 

This project will be run by Young Scot staff, who will be in each session to support throughout. If you require any additional support to take part, please let us know and we would be happy to arrange this.

We'll ensure this project is run in a safe and trusted way 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. 


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

Find out more about #YSHive.

Check out our #YSHive Frequently Asked Questions.

Find more opportunities to get involved.