Shadow Information AND APPLICTION form Easter Gaitherin 2022

Participants in the October Gaitherin are welcome to apply to be Shadows at the Easter Gaitherin.  Shadows must be in S3 or above and  Shadows aged 16 or over will need to have an appropriate PVG (which the Gaitherin will organise).

A Shadow is a volunteer position and assists the work of either the Youth Workers or the Tutors.  

Shadowing is a very important part of the opportunities offered to young people by the Gaitherin.  Shadows learn valuable knowledge and skills including team work, child protection, youth work, instructing, health and safety.  Hours spent Shadowing can be used for wider Youth Development Schemes and Awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.

Potential Shadows take part in a two-day intensive training and selection programme designed to equip them to work successfully at the Gaitherin and to really understand the ethics and principles of being part of this highly successful youth work initiative.  There is a charge of £35 for the Shadow Training weekend which covers the cost of training, food and accommodation.

Please complete the Shadow Application form if you would like to attend the Shadow Training Weekend on 26th – 27th February 2022. If you are successful in your application you will be sent an invitation to the weekend and payment details. The closing date for applications is 7th February 2022. Once the weekend training is completed you will then be invited to apply for a shadowing role for the Easter Gaitherin 2022 which will be held from Monday 4th April to Friday 8th April. If you have any questions please email