The Thrive Programme

Our award winning Thrive Programme works with young people aged 13+ to support them to broaden their horizons and reach their fullest potential through the delivery of a wide variety of engaging training and volunteering opportunities and access to accredited awards including the Dynamic Youth Award and Youth Achievement Awards. We also offer placement opportunities for school work experience, Duke of Edinburgh Award schemes, college and university courses.

“The Thrive Programme does exactly what it is called, it allows young people within the East End to thrive, grow and develop. It empowers young people to have a voice and most importantly use this voice, it empowers young people to become young leaders and be the change within their communities and be the best they can be”  Rohanna Irvine, Active East Programme Manager

Awards evening 2017 – Thrive Awards


Young volunteers aged 14-25 and adult volunteers aged 25+ support children and young people to engage within our Play and Create programmes in communities across Glasgow. Volunteers support staff, organise, lead and deliver a wide variety of activities and community events including Street Play, Shine, Theatre, Youth and School Based sessions and are a vital part of the PEEK team. By volunteering with PEEK, you will gain valuable hands on experience of working with vulnerable children and young people and access to a diary of free and accessible training as well as a host of other benefits including a named staff member to support your journey and a PEEK uniform. You will also receive access to a range of accredited awards and will receive a Saltire Certificate to celebrate your commitment to PEEK.

If you are interested in joining us, please complete and return the application form on our ‘Volunteer with PEEK’ page – Volunteer with us

We have received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2018.

Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders project works with young people aged 13+ and offers a range of tailored workshops delivered by experienced staff to develop confidence, self-esteem and leadership abilities as well as an opportunity for young people to identify and explore a topic of their choice following a peer education model. The Emerging Leaders project currently works within secondary schools with pupils aged S2-S6 but can also be delivered in a community setting. The project welcomes speakers and works collaboratively with partner organisations to offer young people a far reaching and meaningful experience. Past topics have included animal cruelty and young people’s mental health.

For more information about our thrive programme, please email –

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