Sandra White MSP for Glasgow Kelvin

Sandra supports Xchange Scotland Youth Leadership Projects

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Sandra White MSP has highlighted the latest youth development programme from Xchange Scotland who are looking for voluntary leaders for international voluntary projects being hosting this summer!

Local young people will have the opportunity to join volunteers from all over the world to taking part in projects here in Scotland.

Sandra White MSP said, “This is another fantastic opportunity from Xchange Scotland, that will give young people a chance to develop and enjoy taking part in projects alongside international participants on issues of environmentalism and conservation.

“I would encourage all to consider applying so that they get a chance to not only coordinate an international group but also be an Ambassador for Scotland! I wish all international participants a wonderful time in Scotland over the duration of their project.”


Xchange Scotland Promotion:

We are looking for leaders!

This summer we are hosting international voluntary projects where people from all over the world will join us to collaborate with different local causes.

Because of that, we are looking for volunteers to join in as Camp Leaders on the projects, people who might or might not volunteer before but who wants to do something different during their holidays, optimistic and active, interested on new learning experiences and ready to fully enjoy a new perspective of social activism.

Why you should do it?

  • You will receive a training
  • It´s an opportunity to develop new skills.
  • You will learn a lot!
  • You will be working with an international group of volunteers
  • This kind of experiences are valued by companies and organisations
  • You will make friends from all over the world

Can I be a leader?

We request…

Living in Scotland
You have to be 18+
Strong motivation
Previous experience leading groups is welcomed

If you want to apply send an email to


Dean Castle Country Park covers over 200 acres, and is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock. The Country Park boasts beautiful woodland walks, an adventure playground, urban farm, visitor centre, tearoom, shop and a fantastic 14th century castle housing world class collections including historic weapons, armour and musical instruments.

Dean Castle (13/08 – 27/08)

Volunteers will take part in environmental and conservation activities throughout the park, depending on the needs of the park at that time. For example, volunteers will be creating a wildflower meadow on a steep livestock pasture to benefit bees, butterflies and birds and maintaining wildlife hedges and woodland around the park.

Dean Castle (09/09 – 23/09)

Volunteers will be working in the Lagoons area of the country park on the Bat Bothy project creating a safe place for bats to hibernate over the winter. This will involve digging, woodwork and other habitat management tasks. They will also clear out a pond to improve for wildlife and provide an even better foraging habitat for the bats in spring and summer.

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