Members’ Hub

As a Who Cares? Scotland member you’re part of over 4,200 Care Experienced people who make up the Who Cares? Scotland family. Find out what being a member means here!

New Member Opportunities

We currently have 3 exciting member opportunities:

join our
national Representative body

NRB members will be part of regional teams, helping local members to voice their views and representing these views on a local and national scale. 

You will learn new skills, make new friends and be the voice of our members in your area.

Key info:

  • Must be 16 to apply
  • Willing to represent the wider membership
  • Will attend national gatherings and meetings 
  • Will work closely with local team
  • Commit to at least 4 hours a week
  • Must attend and support local groups at least once a month
  • Commit to 2 year term

Applications close 30th June.

Find out more  

Stand to become a member of the scottish youth parliament

We are looking to hear from members interested in representing Who Cares? Scotland and the Care Experienced community at the Scottish Youth Parliament.

You will learn about politics, create motions and get to represent Care Experienced young people at Scotland’s biggest youth forum. 

Key info:

  • Must be aged 14-25 to apply
  • Will demonstrate a passion for making change
  • Will also be part of the NRB
  • Commit to at least 4 hours a week
  • Attend 3 national sittings a year
  • Commit to 2 year term
Applications close 30th June.
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Sign up to our empowered voices programme

We’re looking for Care Experienced people who want to learn vital campaigning, activism, and public speaking skills.

You will make connections with other influential Care Experienced people and have the opportunity to drive change together.

Key info:

  • Must be 16 to apply
  • Will be interested in gaining new skills, developing yourself and meeting new people
  • Must be able to distinguish personal views from collective voice
  • Commit to 3 weekend training sessions a year

Applications close 31st July.

Find out more

What is membership?

Our membership offer is made up of 3 key themes:

Reward

We want to make sure our members’ benefit from our offer. So once you’re signed up, keep your eyes peeled for treats we might send you. We’ll also let you know about any unique opportunities on offer, such as give aways and competitions. We also highlight employment opportunities. These opportunities may come from us or partner organisations. See the Members’ benefits section below for more detail.

Connect

The chance to connect with people who have similar or shared experiences helps everyone to feel understood, respected and like they belong. We support and resource safe and valued local, regional and national spaces, bringing members together to explore their identities and build peer relationships.

Shape

We support and empower members to develop as representatives who can speak on behalf of the membership community. Our members help shape and inform Who Cares? Scotland’s decision-making processes as well as having the aspiration to positively change Scottish culture to ensure a better future for all Care Experienced people.

Members’ Benefits

We offer our members a range of benefits including:

Primary

Age 3-10

A membership pack
With welcome booklet, wristband, badge and Buddy the Bear when you sign up.

Birthday cards
Handwritten to show you we’re thinking of you.

Christmas parcels
With a small gift just for you.

SpeakOut Junior
Our membership magazine for our younger members. We send out 4 issues a year. To view previous issues of SpeakOut click here.

Visit our kids page!

Secondary

Age 11-26

A membership pack
With welcome booklet, wristband, badge and pen when you sign up.

Birthday cards
Handwritten to show you we’re thinking of you.

Christmas parcels
With a small gift just for you.

Monthly e-newsletter
Newsflash sent to straight to your inbox so you won’t miss a thing.

SpeakOut
Our original membership magazine which has been published since 1978 and captures the voices of Care Experienced people. To view previous issues of SpeakOut click here.

Plus

Age 27+

A membership pack
With welcome booklet, wristband, badge and pen when you sign up.

Birthday cards
Handwritten to show you we’re thinking of you.

Christmas parcels
With a small gift just for you.

Monthly e-newsletter
Newsflash sent to straight to your inbox so you won’t miss a thing.

SpeakOut
Our original membership magazine which has been published since 1978 and captures the voices of Care Experienced people. To view previous issues of SpeakOut click here.

Upcoming member opportunities & events

As a member, we’ll let you know about relevant opportunities and events coming up.

Today
23 January - 31 May
  18+
  Online
  Everyone

Want to help our Education and Engagement team from home? This volunteer opportunity is perfect for those looking to volunteer remotely, have the chance to access opportunities and gain more third sector experience.

1 February @ 5:30 pm - 1 May @ 8:00 pm Event Series
  16+
  Glasgow City
  Members, Care Experienced People

The Glasgow Drop-in for Care Experienced people aged 16 and over. It's a chance to come together play some games, eat some food and chill.

Shaping our work

Being a member means shaping our work. Who Cares? Scotland is your organisation, and it is our job to listen to you.

We have created a variety of opportunities for you to have your voice heard. Our members make sure everything that we do is in the best interests of the Care Experienced community. We support our members to speak to other organisations, to local authorities, and the First Minister in order to affect positive change.

Member stories

Members’ resources

Want to check out the full Resource Library?

Here you’ll find our full range of resources which can be filtered by type and theme depending on what you are looking for.

SpeakOUT

Take a look at the most recent issues of our membership magazines – SpeakOut and SpeakOut Junior!