Frequently Asked Questions – YoYP 2018 Ambassadors

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Interested in becoming a Year of Young People 2018 Ambassador? Here's some Frequently Asked Questions to give you some more information on the opportunity: 

THE PROJECT

How long will the project run for?

The project will run until March 2019.

What will the time commitment be?

The group will be meeting up for training sessions four or five times throughout the year, but you’ll be setting yourselves tasks between meetings, and if you wish you can meet more frequently with your local group of Ambassadors. It’s up to you how much time you’d like to commit but the more you put in the more you’ll get out of the experience.

Does it matter where in Scotland I live?

Not at all! The group members will be coming from all over Scotland, so we’ll work out the best way for you to contribute to the group and any meet ups.

What is the age limit for volunteers?

We are looking for volunteers who will be aged 8-26 in 2018.

How will I be selected?

Once you’ve sent through your application you will be asked to attend a ‘YoYP 2018 Ambassadors Intro Day’ at a later date. The group will then be selected, making sure this is the best opportunity for each applicant.

What is the ‘YoYP 2018 Ambassadors Intro Day’?

The first meeting will be the ‘YoYP 2018 Ambassadors Intro Day’ where you can meet the team here and the other young people applying to the project, and we can meet all of you face to face, to make sure this is the right opportunity for you to get involved in.

Where will the residential/meetings be held?

The first residential will be held in Edinburgh at the Young Scot office, but the other meetings will depend on what works for the group.

What should I bring with me?

Just you, some ideas for the YoYP 2018, and maybe a notebook, but we’ll provide the rest. If something specific is needed we’ll let you know in advance.

SUPPORT

Who are the key partners for this project?

There are three key partners working to support YoYP2018 Ambassadors Programme: Young Scot, The Scottish YouthParliament (SYP), and Children in Scotland.

Young Scot is the national youth information and citizenship charity. We provide young people, aged 11 - 26, with a mixture of information, ideas and incentives to help them become confident, informed and active citizens.

SYP is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people, and we represent those aged 12-25 on a local, national, and international platform.

Children in Scotland is the collective voice for children, young people and families in Scotland and organisations that work with and for children. We believe in children’s rights and want to improve the quality of every childhood.

As an Ambassador you will also work with other organisations and partners in your local community.

Who will be my contact?

Each project is run by a specific staff member who you will get to know. All staff members are PVG’d, so for those under 16, with parents/guardians permission we will be able to look after you while with us.

Will my travel costs be covered?

All travel will be covered so you won’t be out of pocket. We can pre-book your train travel for you or you can bring your receipts along to meetings, and we’ll reimburse you on the day.

Do you provide overnight accommodation?

Where required we will pre-book overnight accommodation, particularly for those travelling longer distances. We will always seek permission around accommodation logistics ahead of booking.

What about dietary requirements?

Food will be ordered based on preferences provided in your consent form.

What if I need extra support to attend?

That’s no problem at all! Just let us know what you need and we will organise it. We can provide any of the documents or information in whatever format you require, just let us know. We will request information in your consent form related to your health to make sure we’re supporting you in the right way. We will also make sure that all venues for our meetings are fully accessible.

What if I have cultural or religious requirements?

We will make sure to accommodate your religious or cultural needs during the course of the project. Let us know what you need to help you get involved. For example, we can accommodate dietary needs and prayer space.