Help transform young lives in the outdoors!

About Us

Venture Scotland helps young people in Scotland, who want to make positive changes in their lives to transform, through a unique, 4-stage, progressive, long term, outdoor-based personal development programme. We are focused on sustainably growing our impact and anticipate a growing need for our programmes as mental health needs among young people are increasingly unmet elsewhere.

Selection Criteria

We are seeking Trustees who share our passion for providing personal development opportunities to young adults, who recognise the transformative power of the outdoors and who are interested in helping to shape the future of a charity that makes a real difference to young lives.

We are seeking candidates with the any one or more of the following skills/experiences to balance the skills and experiences of our current board of Trustees:

  • Lived experience of the issues our service users encounter
  • Work or volunteer experience with young people
  • Diversified fundraising strategy
  • Business development in a national or local government context
  • Executive or board experience in a youth work organisation
  • Executive or board experience in an outdoor education organisation
  • Branding and marketing
  • Human resources management

We are committed to increasing diversity at all levels of our organisation and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Your Commitment

Our Board of Trustees meets every two months (mostly in Edinburgh and Glasgow), Trustees are also expected to participate in occasional ad-hoc meetings, the AGM, young people’s awards nights, annual volunter development weekend and may be invited to join a Board sub-committee.  Trustees are also expected to advocate for Venture Scotland’s benefit among their personal and professional connections. Trustees are appointed to the board for an initial term of 3 years.

Additional information about Venture Scotland and the role of our Trustees can be found at  

If you are interested, please submit your CV and covering letter explaining what you believe you can bring to our Board by Friday 31st July to