ProjectScotland offering volunteering opportunities

Young people aged 16-30 in Aberdeenshire are being given the opportunity to learn new skills and gain valuable experience by volunteering.

ProjectScotland has 18 new opportunities across Aberdeenshire, from a landscape volunteer with Aberdeenshire Council to becoming a marketing volunteer with the Royal Voluntary Service.

ProjectScotland matches young people with charities working in areas such as the arts, sports, youth work and animal care, or to departments within charities such as marketing, human resources, fundraising and journalism.

Sam Wright, projects and relationships manager at ProjectScotland, said: “We offer 16-30 year olds full-time, three-month quality volunteering opportunities with great organisations.

‘‘Seven out of 10 ProjectScotland volunteers go on to work, education or training following their time with us.

“To become a ProjectScotland volunteer and further your skillset while enhancing the local community, visit the ProjectScotland website and click apply.

‘‘A member of the team will then call you to find out more about you as an individual, in order to match you to the best possible volunteering role.”

Tuesday Mennie, a former volunteer with Glencraft in Aberdeen would recommend volunteering with ProjectScotland, and said: “You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

‘‘I’ve made new friends, got new skills, and increased my confidence. It was a great experience.”

All ProjectScotland volunteers receive a travel allowance, are offered a mentor, and are invited to a series of job-focussed workshops designed to help them plan for the future.

Young people of Aberdeenshire can apply online at: www.projectscotland.co.uk