The Cairn Youth Network is a branch of the charity dedicated to raising awareness about domestic abuse to students on university campuses across the UK. It is a platform for social action. They create useful resources, organise events and ultimately aim to open up discussion on the issue of domestic abuse.
The Cairn Youth Network predominantly encourages volunteers to create and run a society at their university students’ union, and use this as a platform to raise awareness about this issue.
Benefits to self
Ambassadors will receive the opportunity to expand their network, obtain mentoring from our directorate, gain excellent experience to cite in job applications and at interviews, a reference and much more.
Benefits to others
Ambassadors will be raising awareness about an issue that is predominantly considered taboo. They will effectively be opening up a dialogue about this issue, removing the stigma associated with it which in turn, will encourage those affected to come forward and seek the support they need.
University of Strathclyde
Volunteers will receive Youth Network and Domestic Abuse training either at our annual induction and training day or a 1:1 training session via Skype.
Support and supervision details
This role is a student-led opportunity so students have control over the type of events and activities they want to organise to raise awareness about domestic abuse. All volunteers will have regular contact with the Chair of the Cairn Youth Network for guidance, support and supervision.