Project Scotland

Project Scotland

Posted on 10 March 2016 by Gabrielle Coyle

Project Scotland is a charity that helps young people aged 16-30 get on in life through volunteering.

Through partnerships with other charities, Project Scotland are able to place young people into 13 week long volunteer roles where they can gain new skills and develop existing ones, whilst also making a positive contribution to their community.

We have recently partnered with Project Scotland and offered two placements to young people within our Fundraising Department. Stacey Robertson is offering valuable support to our Events Team as an Events and Marketing Assistant, assisting with the production of marketing materials, writing articles and supporting the organisation of our events.

Natalie McIvor has been supporting our Individual Giving team as a Project Assistant helping the team with marketing and communication activities, promoting specific project events and providing them with admin support.

Natalie was able to enhance her skills whist volunteering at the hospice and has recently left us to take up a job with Maggie’s as a Supporter Care Assistant. Agnes Paton, Assistant Fundraising Manager said:

“Natalie has been a great help to the fundraising team. The support she gave us helped us to administer our Christmas raffle to a high standard and we could not have managed it without her. It has been a great privilege to work with Natalie through Project Scotland and I very much felt that the role was not all about what Natalie can do for us, but also about what, I especially, could offer to her from my previous experience. I’m really pleased that she has been able to secure a role at Maggie’s and wish her every success for the future.”

The hospice wouldn’t be able to make the difference it does without our volunteers. They bring so much more than just their time to the organisation - life experience, enthusiasm, energy, and creativity - the list is endless. Partnering with Project Scotland to offer these opportunities to young people not only lets the hospice gain from their time and talents, but also gives us the opportunity to offer placements that are full of value and help young people to realise their potential.