Under 26? Get your Saltire Award

Saltire Awards

Saltire Awards recognise the commitment and contribution of youth volunteering (12-25 years old). Supported by the Scottish Government, Saltire Awards record the skills, experience and learning gained through successful volunteering placements in school or provided by local and national voluntary agencies.

There are four types of Awards available.

  • The Challenge recognises one – off event events and is an ideal introduction to Volunteering.
  • The Approach recognises placements of 10 or 25 hours.
  • The Ascent recognises sustained volunteering with certificates available for 50, 100, 200 and 500 hours.
  • The Summit Award is given for outstanding contribution to volunteering nominated by either a local support worker, teacher, organisation or friend.

You can register online through the national Saltire Awards website.


Can I only register if I am already volunteering?

No, you can register before you start and we will collect your hours once you get started!

Can I get involved in promoting the Saltire Awards?

Yes, we welcome all help in this. One way to get involved is to become a Saltire Ambassador. This group help us to raise awareness of the awards. Saltire Ambassadors have usually completed 200 hours of volunteering, but some have just shown an incredible commitment and drive.  Please contact us if you want to know more.

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