Girvan Youth Trust

Changing Lives


We currently have a vacancy within our team for a new Z1 Project Co-ordinator.

For more details on this post head to our Vacancies page

Project Manager Appointment

GYT are delighted to announce that former Project Co-ordinator Donna Westbrook has been appointed as our new Project Manager.

We’re excited to start the new year with new leadership and are looking forward to supporting Donna in this role and letting you all know about our exciting plans for 2020!

Donna officially started her role as Project Manager on Monday 2nd December and we hope you join us in wishing her the best of luck.

Project Manager Vacancy

Girvan Youth Trust are currently seeking to recruit a Project Manager.

For more information on this post, please head to our Vacancies page.

Trainee Youth Worker Vacancy

Our Hand in Hand Team are recruiting for a Trainee Youth Worker to join their team.

The post holder will work alongside the team to create and develop an exciting programme for the young people involved int eh project to participate in.

For me details head to our Vacancies page.

Music on the Prom 2019

Music on the Prom 2019 kicked off on Sunday 9th June with Robert T Leonard as Tom Jones.

This year saw us also add a new element to the programme – our ‘Young Person Showcase’.  Each week we have a young musician perform from 1.30pm – 2.00pm before the Main Act comes on at 3pm.

You can also download a copy of our Summer Programme brochure by clinking the link below.

2019 Summer Programme

StreetLights Detached Youth Work Project

GYT have recently appointed two new Detached Youth Workers who will be delivering our new ‘StreetLights’ Project.

Lucy and Gordon are GYT’s new Detached Youth Workers and will be engaging with young people on local streets on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Swirls Coffee Shop

Our new ‘Swirls Coffee Shop’ will be opening in Z1 Youth Bar on Saturday 2nd March!

The Coffee Shop will be run by a team of young and adult volunteers and will be open on Monday’s and Saturday’s from 10.00am-3.00pm to start off with.


Going Forward for South Carrick

Last night our ‘Girvan Youth Participatory Budgeting’ Group held their third annual PB Event – ‘Going Forward for South Carrick’.

The group have been working on this round of PB during the winter months and their hard work came to fruition last night.

12 local groups were successful in securing funding from the event in order to carry out work which comes under one (or all) of the three headings; Dementia, Additional Support Needs and/or Intergenerational Work.

South Ayrshire Youth Forum Awards 2018

The South Ayrshire Youth Forum Awards took place on 6th December in Troon.  GYT had 3 young people and 2 groups nominated under different categories (Citizenship, Unsung Hero, Digital Media & Art, Democracy and Community Involvement).

The Youth Participatory Budgeting Group from GYT were the only ones lucky enough to win their category (Democracy), however, we are very proud of our young people for getting to the final and for the hard work and commitment they show in their volunteering roles with Girvan Youth Trust.

25 Years of Local Youth Work

November saw us celebrate 25 Years since Local Youth Work was established in Girvan and 10 Years since Z1 Youth Bar opened.

This saw us hold a number of events including a Parents Open Evening, Volunteer Night, Open Day and a Party Night too!

We were also sharing stories on our Social Media accounts from young people past and present, volunteers and some of our staff team too!