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Saltire Awards

Saltire Awards are the Scottish Government’s way of recognising and rewarding the commitment, contribution and achievements of young volunteers in Scotland. Any young person, aged between 12-25, can gain nationally recognised certificates for the volunteering they do – from as little as 10 hours right they way to 500 hours and beyond!

They are administered via the Saltire Awards website and locally on behalf of Government by every Third Sector Interface/Volunteer Centre. Volunteer Glasgow administers awards on behalf of young people living in the Glasgow local authority area.

Any participant can progress through the various stages but also has the option to request any of the certificates at any time.

The Challenge – for those getting started in volunteering through team challenges

The Approach – for when you’ve reached 10 and 25 hours volunteering

The Ascent – for when you’ve reached 50, 100, 200 or even 500 hours volunteering.

The Summit – for those who have made an outstanding contribution towards volunteering.

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.

Sign up today!

If you are aged 12-25 and would like to sign up for a My Saltire Account, you can do so here:

If you want to sign up on behalf of a group of young people volunteering, you can register as a Group Administrator – find out more here:

If you’re an organisation involving volunteers and you want to keep track of their hours, there’s this handy template that you might find useful: 

If you are a school or a group that is looking to recognise multiple volunteers and wishes to submit bulk certificate requests, we may be able to help. Complete the spreadsheet you can find at this link Saltire Spreadsheet and return to

If you are supporting a young person who you think has gone above and beyond, why not nominate them for a Summit Award – find out more here:

Saltire Ambassadors

Any young person who has completed the Ascent can become a Saltire Ambassador, helping to promote volunteering and/or assess nominations on the Summit Award panel. If you would like to get involved, please contact


Privacy Statement relating to data on the Saltire Awards website can be found there.  GDPR Privacy Statement relating to bulk requests can be found at the link Privacy Statement – Saltire Awards bulk requests

If you have any questions about Saltire Awards, please get in touch on 0141 226 3431 or

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