Apply to Join the Youth Volunteering Legacy Group

YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot, supported by The Scottish Government and Project Scotland are looking for 20 young people from across Scotland to be part of the Youth Volunteering Legacy Group.

🎂 11-25 (inclusive) years old
📅 June 2023 – March 2024
🗺️ We are looking for 20 young people from all over Scotland

About the Project

You will work together as a group to put into practice recommendations made by young people on the Youth Volunteering Innovation project (YouthVIP) to help improve volunteering for young people. The group will also design a campaign about volunteering and help us to design and deliver a summit for young volunteers.

Overall this project aims to guide Young Scot, YouthLink Scotland, Project Scotland and Scottish Government in developing volunteering for young people in Scotland with the group ensuring the rights and needs of young people are at the heart of this process.

Dedicated staff from Young Scot and YouthLink Scotland will support you throughout your volunteering experience to:
• Design, develop and deliver a National Volunteer Youth Summit
• Develop and design a #VolunteeringMakesMe campaign
• Provide your thoughts and feedback on the resources we give schools that explain about volunteering and opportunities for young people to get involved

We want to know what you think! But, no special knowledge, experience or skills are necessary 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 to contribute fully. 

We are particularly interested to collaborate with young people who are facing barriers due to their personal circumstances including young people from an ethnic minority background, young people who identify as having a disability, young carers, care-experienced young people, young people who live in low-income households and young people who live in rural communities.

Important Dates

This group will run for one year, the timings and type of the sessions are below:
• Session 1 (In Person) – August 2023
• Session 2 (TBC) – October 2023
• Session 3 (TBC) – December 2023
• Session 4 (In Person) – February 2024

Next Steps

After you’ve applied, we will invite you to an online meet on Wednesday 21 June from 5-8pm.

This will be a Zoom meet and it will 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.

If we have more applicants than there are spots, we will reflect on how things went at the taster session to help us make a decision about who would be the best fit for this group.

Successful applicants will be invited to an induction session Wednesday 5 July 5-7:30pm via Zoom.

Sign Up

If you would like to be part of the Youth Volunteering Legacy Group, click the button below or apply online via Alchemer.

Apply for the Youth Volunteering Legacy Group

This form is also available as a Word document, and we also accept verbal applications made using video or voice recording over the phone. Please contact to arrange this.

Applications close at noon on Sunday 11 June 2023.


Email us on 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 against 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.

Check out our #YSHive Frequently Asked Questions.

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