Youth volunteering opportunities could shape your future

ProjectScotland, in partnership with local charities, is offering young people in South Ayrshire the chance to get on in life, while giving something back to the community.

An influx of new charity partners signing up over the summer months to join forces with ProjectScotland, means the national youth volunteering organisation now has over 500 volunteering opportunities currently available to 18 – 30 year old Scots.

Opportunities currently available in the area include: a natural learning volunteer for The Conservation Volunteers, a restoration volunteer for Ayr Townscape Heritage Initiative and retail assistant for People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA).

ProjectScotland offers 18 – 30 year olds a full-time, three month volunteering opportunity, allowing them to gain experience, skills and give back to the community. Charities can benefit from additional manpower, talents and energy and local communities benefit from the volunteers’ help.

ProjectScotland volunteers also receive a travel allowance, are offered a mentor, and invited to a series of workshops designed to help them think about the future.

Partner Development Manager at ProjectScotland, Kim Laidlaw, said: “Our partners offer a brilliant variety and quality of volunteering opportunities to young Scots. The organisations that have joined cover areas from Ayrshire to Aberdeen and help communities with a diverse range of projects. We’re really looking forward to sending talented volunteers their way.”

Young Scots can get involved in excellent career-enhancing opportunities by applying online at: www.projectscotland.co.uk