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Support for National Assembly

The 2019 Scottish Older People’s Assembly will be held at the Scottish Parliament on Saturday 5th October. The event will involve discussion in the Debating Chamber, break out workshops and a question and answer session with a panel of MSPs. We hope to have around 180 participants, most of whom will be older people from across Scotland.

We are looking for a small number of volunteers to support the event eg by scribing workshops and providing practical assistance to guests.

About Scottish Older People's Assembly

The Scottish Older People's Assembly exists to give a strong voice to older people about their experience of life in Scotland, their challenges and concerns, and to celebrate the positive contribution that older people make to society.

Experience Required

We’re looking for volunteers who are skilled note takers and confident to work independently at a large, busy and high profile event. An interest in politics, engagement and older people’s issues would be beneficial. You need to be polite, helpful and happy to engage with older people.

Training Details

Induction would take place after agreement of the placement at a time that suits both the volunteer, Co-ordinator and Chair. The role would not involve any certified training.

Flexibility & Commitment

Short Term Volunteering (3 months or less);Term Time

10.30am-3.30pm on 5th October plus one-two preparatory meetings and a small amount of time to prepare or type up notes etc.

Location/Travel Details

The event will be held at the Scottish Parliament on 5th October from 10.30am – 3.30pm. There may be the opportunity to provide some support prior to the event eg helping to produce briefing notes and after the event eg writing up notes. Volunteers would be required to attend one or two preparatory meetings at the Eric Liddell Centre before the event.


Necessary travel expenses would be paid. The scope and limitations of this would be discussed and agreed as part of the induction.

Accessibility Details

  • Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet
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