Young Person’s Guarantee

You may have seen our social media and blog posts regarding the Young Person’s Guarantee programme. This programme aims to offer young people who face barriers to volunteering, the opportunity of a supported volunteer placement within a Third Sector Organisation to help them increase confidence, develop transferable skills and feel positive about their future.

GCVS is working with Glasgow Life to deliver the Young Person’s Guarantee in Glasgow. We know that many organisations already work hard to support young people, and would like to invite those who can commit to supporting one or more young people to volunteer within their service to get in touch.

As part of the placement young people will be entitled to access:

  • Support to find and engage with a volunteering opportunity
  • Access to training
  • Specialist support (where relevant)
  • Additional support from the host organisation

All young people coming through the programme will receive support which will include understanding their priorities, identifying a suitable placement for them, and agreeing additional support needed.

As a host organisation, you will receive a small grant (between £400 and £2,500) to help make any necessary adjustments to provide additional support to the young person. The level of grant will depend on the support the young person needs. If necessary, external specialist support can be commissioned using some of this grant. Where a training need is identified or if the young person lacks qualifications at SCQF Level 5, there is also access to a training budget to commission training.

The programme is funded by Scottish Government and to qualify for funding the placement needs to be arranged by the end of March 2021.

If you think your organisation can support a young person with a volunteer placement or you already support young people that may be eligible you can register your interest by completing our online application form.

More information including eligibility criteria can be found here or contact us at ypg@gcvs.org.uk

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