Orkney Islands Councils Youth Services Team is part of the Community Learning and Development Service. We work with young people aged 8 -25, providing a range of universal and targeted youth work opportunities across Orkney for young people to get involved in.
Our work with young people supports wider achievement and recognises development of skills for learning, life and work. We build meaningful relationships with young people to involve them in the decision-making process. By improving health and wellbeing, we support young people to build their confidence, self-esteem and resilience. Outlined below are the three key features of youth work delivery:
We provide a wide range of learning opportunities for young people. Our programmes support young people to overcome challenges, develop a wide range of skills and gain accreditation for their learning where possible.
We work with schools and other services and community organisations to enable young people to achieve wider achievement and youth accreditation opportunities.
We offer support and guidance to Orkney Youth Forum, Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament and other Youth Participation groups.
We provide a number of Youth Clubs and Youth Drop-in’s across Orkney. Please contact us to find out where and when youth clubs take place.