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The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. Our key responsibility is to campaign on the issues which matter most to Scotland’s young people, ensuring young Scots are listened to by Scotland’s leaders. 

In March 2013, the Scottish Youth Parliament held elections across all 32 Local Authorities.  Over a two week election period a total of 67,071 young people voted – enough to fill Scotland’s biggest stadium Murrayfield, electing 142 Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs).

These new MSYPs will now represent Scotland’s young people until 2015, over one of the most fascinating times to be involved in political life in Scotland.  If you want to join a passionate, committed and ambitious organisation based in Edinburgh then take a look below and see if there is a role for you!


Volunteer Administrator

The Scottish Youth Parliament and ProjectScotland have linked up to offer a volunteering opportunity in SYP’s office in Edinburgh.  ProjectScotland helps young Scots aged 16 to 30 to get on in life by volunteering full-time, 20 to 30 hours per week for 3 months. You build experience and skills while growing your confidence. ProjectScotland pay a travel allowance, invite you to monthly workshops and offer you a mentor who acts as a guide on the side during your volunteering.

As Volunteer Administrator you will support the efficient administration of all the teams at the Scottish Youth Parliament and will ensure that we are able to offer an excellent service to the young people we work with and our stakeholders.  To find out more and to apply visit or contact Ashleigh at ProjectScotland on 0131 226 0700 / to get started!