ProjectScotland, Young Scot and Youth Link Scotland have been commissioned by Scottish Government to make the recommendations in the Youth Volunteering Innovation Project (YouthVIP) report a reality, and are looking to work with the Third Sector Interface (TSI) network to do this.
This ties in with the Volunteering Action Plan currently being shaped to accompany the National Volunteering Framework. ProjectScotland, Young Scot and Youth Link Scotland hope by working collaboratively with the network, we can all ensure young people’s voices are at the heart of new volunteering practices going forward.
They are keen to develop equal involvement of all TSIs, to help guarantee the same great volunteering experience for young people across Scotland, no matter where they live.
The 13 YouthVIP recommendations are:
- training for voluntary organisations on youth inclusion
- develop guidelines on supporting young volunteers
- local area network meetings
- legacy group of young people to oversee implementation of recommendations
- annual volunteering summit
- review of quality assurance marks for voluntary organisations
- local area volunteering advisory scheme
- framework to support NEET young people gain experience, skills and personal development through volunteering
- roadshows to promote volunteering
- dedicated access fund for voluntary organisations
- national forum for businesses and third sector
- pilot scheme with SMEs to develop working practices to support volunteering
Last year, ProjectScotland, Young Scot and Youth Link Scotland were able to start work around Recommendations 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 – which included recruiting a legacy group of young people, and creating training for third sector organisations. After a short break, they are now hoping to resume activity on implementing the recommendations by October 2021.
In the meantime, they are working to define their offer to communities, and are keen to start conversations with TSIs regarding next steps, and how best to engage with them and their communities moving forward.
To begin this process, or for further information, please contact Louise Orr (Delivery Lead for ProjectScotland) by phone: 07534108842, or email: email@example.com
- YouthVIP Message to TSI Network
- full YouthVIP report
- Scottish Government Response to the YouthVIP report