The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) is an international network of young people aged 18-35 who bring about changes in the field of food production and consumption. It was founded by a number of enthusiastic and motivated young people with a passion for good, clean and fair food, and with an interest in sustainability issues.
Slow Food Youth Network Scotland was started 2 years ago to encourage the development of a network of young people across Scotland who wanted to learn, debate, campaign, farm, cook, eat and dance their way to a more sustainable food future whilst exchanging ideas with young change-makers across the world.
By learning more about Scotland’s food system in a fun and social way, supporting local projects and building strong connections with the international Slow Food Youth Network – we have begun to bring people together to help create change within the global food system.
In our third year, and as it is Scotland’s Year of Young People, we want to build on our success by expanding the network, establishing ourselves as a Social Enterprise – but we want more volunteers to help us make this happen!
Join our National Committee
In order to shape the future for SFYNScotland, we are recruiting volunteers who want to join our first committee. We are looking for individuals who can commit to approx. 2 days (48 hours) per month, have a passion for creating change in our food system in a positive way, want to grow their skills or network opportunities and are keen to have fun whilst doing so!
Specific Opportunities currently available are in the following areas:
- Events & Trips (as part of current project group)
- Communications Manager
- Social Media content creators
- Volunteer Co-ordinator
- Partnerships & Fundraising
- Visual Media & Design
- Research, Policy and Advocacy
You don’t need to have a lot of paid/voluntary experience in these areas as long as you can demonstrate your talent, have passion for our cause and are keen to gain skills and experience in your role of interest.
There are also plenty of opportunities to join as a single events volunteer, collaborate with us on your own projects or to become an ambassador in your local area.
To find out more and to organise a meeting with our co-ordinator in order to discuss a potential role please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.