How do I apply?
You can fill in the form on our website below, or download a copy here to post to us – see the document for details.
You can also submit your application in the form of video responses to our questions – please ensure the total footage lasts no longer than ten minutes.
When is the deadline?
Friday 25th June.
What is a champion?
For you to get the most out of being on the ORBIT Youth Council, we think it would be great if you had support from someone back at home who could help you do some research on opportunities in your community. Please have a chat with a teacher, youth group leader, dance coach or even a family relative and ask them to support your application and answer the following statement:
I think this young person would be fantastic for ORBIT Youth Council because they… (50 words)
You don’t have to nominate a champion, but if you do have someone in mind who would complete this section for you, we do recommend it.
How do you decide who joins ORBIT Youth Council?
The first three questions in the application form are how we assess who joins ORBIT Youth Council.
For question one, we want to hear what joining ORBIT Youth Council means for you, and what you hope to gain from the experience.
The ORBIT Youth Council will bring together young people from across Scotland. For question two, we want to hear about where you live, what you love about it, and what you would like to see happen there.
You don’t necessarily need to have a passion about art to be a member of ORBIT Youth Council. You may love sport, theatre, music, new media or you may already have volunteer experience in your community. Or none of the above! For question three, we want to hear about what makes you get up in the morning. Maybe a piece of music has inspired you. Maybe you saw a film that changed your outlook on life. This section is an opportunity to tell us about what you love.
How many words should I write for each question?
We’ve given a maximum word count for each question, but you don’t need to reach that. We are not expecting you to write an essay – we want to get to know you, your interests and what you hope to gain from becoming a member of the ORBIT Youth Council.