Girvan Youth Trust

Changing Lives

Meet the Staff Team of Girvan Youth Trust who are responsible for the day to day running of the Project and the delivery, planning and co-ordination of our Youth Work Programmes.


*Please note, our Staff Team are currently still working from home due to the COVID 19 Pandemic so their Primary Method of Communication is via e-mail.


Erin Murdoch

Life's A Journey Project Coordinator.

In addition to expanding and co-ordinating the ‘Life’s A Journey’ programme, I also support young people in a variety of settings to develop their personal and practical skills. You’re most likely to find me in Z1 Youth Bar, out and about in the local Girvan Community or in at Girvan Academy.

Gail McMaster

Z1 Project Co-ordinator

Yvonne McGill

Hand in Hand Project Coordinator.

My role is to manage and develop the “Hand in Hand” Inclusion Project for young people aged 6-24 years who have Additional Support Needs. I also work in partnership with Ayrshire College and Culzean Castle & Country Park to co-ordinate and manage Project SEARCH in South Ayrshire, an employment scheme for young people with a Learning Disability or Autistic Spectrum Disorder.”

Lucy O'Donnell

Detached Youth Work Co-ordinator..

My role with Girvan Youth Trust involves many tasks which include the delivery of GYT's 'StreetLights' Detached Youth Work Project, delivering and supporting all areas of our 'Listening Fund' Project which includes Youth Strategy Work, Supporting the local YouthBank and lots more exciting opportunities! I also support the Life's A Journey Team with their 'Working with Schools' Programme when needed. You’re most likely to find me in Z1 Youth Bar or out and about in the local community.”

Sonia Connell

Project Search Job Coach.

As the job coach at Project SEARCH South Ayrshire I provide personalised, in work support using systematic learning and coaching strategies to help our interns gain and develop employability skills in a variety of workplaces around Culzean Castle and Country Park.

Rachael McMillan

Community Links Worker.

My job is to help young people with Additional Support Needs to develop their skills working on a one to one basis, while providing support and guidance to families and carers. You’re likely to see me in Z1 Youth Bar and in Girvan Academy.

Michelle Scobie

Aaron Sloan

Lauren McEwan

Hand in Hand Youth Work Assistant.

Brian McMaster

Hand in Hand Youth Work Assistant

Heather McCafferty

Youth Worker.

My role is to support the young volunteers who make up the Participatory Budgeting group. I am their link to other partner agencies and I also source training to help them further their knowledge of the Participatory Budgeting process. You’re most like to see me in Z1 Youth Bar or in the local community.

William McEwan

Youth Worker.

My roles include supporting young volunteers in their placements, delivering Youth Awards with young people and planning and delivering the Transition Programme with local Primary and Secondary schools. You’re most likely to see me at various groups in Z1 Youth Bar, in Girvan Academy and out in the local community.