The Saltire Awards is a national initiative for young people aged 12 to 25. It celebrates, recognises and rewards the commitment and contribution of young volunteers in Scotland.
There are four sections to the Awards designed to help you celebrate your volunteering journey:
The Saltire Awards recognise YOU and your volunteering.
Help and support will be on hand every step along the way and the easy to use website allows you to record and track your activities, hours and achievements.
You can progress through the sections in turn or enter and exit at any stage.
Saltire Certificates are awarded for the amount of volunteering you do. There are endorsed by the Scottish Government and signed by a Scottish Government Minister.
You get Young Scot Reward Points with the certificates you achieve – these entitle you to some fantastic prizes.
Capturing your volunteering experiences and journey on the Saltire website is a great way to keep a record for your CV, so you don’t need to worry about forgetting anything you’ve done and achieved.
The Awards fit neatly with the national Curriculum for Excellence helping you to become a successful learner, confident individual, responsible citizen and effective contributor.
Become a Saltire Ambassador
If you achieve The Ascent you could become a Saltire Ambassador. Ambassadors have the opportunity to further develop their skills through being involved in all aspects of the Saltire Awards; from promotional and publicity activities through to helping to make decisions about Summit Award nominations and taking part in local advisory groups.
Saltire Awards can help make volunteering work for you!
To sign up for Saltire Awards you can register on the Saltire Awards website:
If you are an organisation that involves or supports young people and volunteers you can register your volunteers and volunteering opportunities too.
Young volunteers and hosting organisations can register and manage their accounts on the Saltire website.
You can view short video walk-throughs for each type of user here
For more information how to Register as a Volunteer, watch this video.
For more information how to Register as a Group or organisation that support Saltire Volunteers, watch this video.