Oban Youth Café: who we are

Oban Youth Café management  ::  staff  ::  volunteers

Kirsty McLuckie

Position held in Youth Caf?

Project Coordinator since May 2003

Previous work experience:

I've been a youth worker since I was 16, I've always worked in different youth clubs. I have also worked in hostels for homeless young people (mainly doing night shifts) and Woolworths.

Qualification

Degree in Community and Youth Work studies

Hobbies and interests

Walking, reading, sewing

 

Kenneth MacCorquodale

Position held in Youth Caf?

Full time Youth Worker. I started working in the Youth Cafe in September 2010. I also attended the Youth Cafe as a young person so I have been involved with the project for over 10 years

Favourite soup

sweet potato and coconut

Favourite quote

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our dark that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people don't feel insecure around you.We are all meant to shine as children do. Its not just in some of us; its in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Previous work experience:

Had a few different jobs kitchen porter, environmental improver, worked in a fishmongers

Qualifications:

Level 3 Diploma in Youth work and community learning, level 6 Supervision studies, currently studying(BA Hons)social Pedagogy and community learning, working with vulnerable young people- Just whistle, Level 2 child protection, Alcohol brief intervention training, Summit Saltire Award- 500 hours volunteering, Food hygiene, first aid, SFA mini kickers

Hobbies and interests

Going to the football, socializing with friends, relaxing and having time to myself

Why you like being involved in the Youth Caf?

As a young person I seen how much the project was able to help me and now as a worker I can see how much it helps young people who attend now. It is a great place to work and really makes a huge difference to people. I also enjoy beating the Young people at pool and Fifa ;)

 

Jackie Buchanan

Position held in Youth Caf?

Youth Worker

Favourite quote

Never give up, what your looking for could be just round the corner

Previous work experience:

worked as a cook for 7 years until I had my son Logan

Qualifications:

Level 3 diploma in Youth Work Practice Cooking & Hygiene Resuscitation & First Aid

Hobbies and interests

Pilates Swimming Running Relaxing with my Family

Why you like being involved in the Youth Caf?

I love the friendly & relaxed vibe at the Youth Caf?, it's just a nice place to work. I also like getting the chance to work in the High School & Atlantis & meeting lots of different Young People.

 

Kevin Irvine

Position held in Youth Caf?

Volunteer

Favourite soup

Old school Lentil.

Favourite quote

You can do anything if you put your mind to it, Parents of the world be patient with your children.

Previous work experience:

Worked in some kitchens and worked on a building site.

Qualifications:

HNC sound production.

Hobbies and interests

Meeting new people and making music, listening to music, reading, travelling and spending time writing.

Why you like being involved in the Youth Caf?

I enjoy working with young people and making a difference in their lives, its a relaxed atmosphere and the staff are fantastic!

 
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