ProjectScotland helps young people to get on in life and realise their potential through volunteering with local charities throughout Scotland. We match 16-30 year olds to meaningful, developmental volunteering opportunities which provide them with an experience of work, help them learn new skills, make use of existing ones, and grow in confidence.
ProjectScotland helps young people aged 16-30 to get on in life by using the power of volunteering. We offer young people 13 week developmental volunteering opportunities, giving them a real experience of life and work skills and improving their prospects in the process. These volunteering opportunities, whilst helping young people unlock their potential and take part in meaningful youth social action, also benefit hundreds of charities across Scotland. ProjectScotland provides all our volunteers with one on one support, a mentor to help them set and achieve goals, both during and after their placement, and workshops to enhance their skills. In return charities get fresh ideas, increased capacity, the opportunity to progress with organisational priorities and a great way of learning new things.
Since 2005 we have supported over 5000 young people in Scotland to get on in life through personally challenging and socially useful volunteering placements with local charities. Last year ProjectScotland helped 573 young people in Scotland convert their raw talent to useful skills, providing over 148,000 volunteering hours to the benefit of charitable and non-profit organisations throughout Scotland. And we know it works – 78% of volunteers move onto employment, education or training within six months of their completed placement and 93% think the experience had made them more ready for work.