Do you have the potential to become a Move On Volunteer?

  • Are you aged 16-25 and unsure what you want to do with your future?
  • Have you experienced homelessness, peer pressure, bullying, being in care or risk taking behaviour and would like to share your experiences with others?
  • Would you like to increase your confidence and meet new people?
  • Are you interested in having fun?!

What do Young Leaders do?

  • Work as a Young Leader – that means visiting schools, young person centres and youth groups to do issue based group work;
  • Share valuable experience and knowledge of homelessness, care and other life experiences;
  • Help develop our service;
  • Help to deliver a summer training programme for other young people;
  • Volunteers can also choose to do a SCQF level 3 in Core Skills and Communication and a SCQF level 4 Personal Development Award – with loads of support and guidance from the friendly Move On staff!

So how do I become one?

  • You need to meet someone from Move On a few times to make sure it’s right for you;
  • You need to come along to our two week Easter training course, which will take place from 1pm – 4pm in our Edinburgh office on the following dates:
    • Tuesday 3rd April
    • Wednesday 4th April
    • Friday 6th April
    • Monday 9th April
    • Wednesday 11th April
    • Friday 13th April
  • We will help you get a PVG form (which discloses any convictions);
  • After the course you need to be able to attend a weekly Monday drop-in session from 1pm – 4pm for 12 weeks, followed by our summer programme starting 2nd July for six weeks, for 1½ days a week.

What you will get from us…

  • Travel expenses and snacks are provided;
  • A great training opportunity in a relaxed environment;
  • Loads of help and guidance to support you through the course;
  • A chance to meet new people who are interested in helping young people;
  • Gain SQA accredited certificates on completion of the course;
  • Graduation event to celebrate your achievements.

How to apply

Still interested? Call or text Stephen on 07787256833. Alternatively you can contact our Edinburgh office on 0131 558 3740.