The Saltire Awards for young people volunteering were launched across Scotland on 1st April 2012: they’re the Scottish Government’s new recognition programme designed for young people volunteering between the ages of 12 and 25 and they replace MV Awards.
They are administered via the Saltire Awards website and locally on behalf of Government by every Third Sector Interface/Volunteer Centre: in Glasgow by Volunteer Glasgow.
Any participant can progress through the various stages but also has the option to request any of the certificates at any time: the Challenge, then Approach, Ascent, and Summit.
There are resources to help young people, schools, youth organisations and leaders to get the most out of volunteering. The resources are designed alongside the Curriculum for Excellence as they will enable you to develop your capacities through volunteering as a successful learner, confident individual, responsible citizen and effective contributor!
Saltire Ambassadors: Those who have completed the Ascent can become Saltire Ambassadors, undertaking to help promote volunteering and/or assess nominations on the Summit Award panel.
How to Register: Visit the website www.saltireawards.org.uk to find out more on how your organisation or school can register themselves and their young people to the Saltire Awards and then request certification at the appropriate achievement stages of the Award.
Young Scot Reward Points: You also earn Young Scot Reward Points on your journey through volunteering – automatically receiving the appropriate points voucher with Saltire Award certificates for a one-off Challenge and for 10, 25, 50, 100, 200 and 500 hours which could entitle you to some fantastic prizes.
Contact us about Saltire Awards on 0141 226 3431 or firstname.lastname@example.org