The Saltire Awards are National Recognition Awards for young people between the ages of 12 and 25 involved in Voluntary Work within Scotland. These awards are delivered locally by TSIs. In addition to gaining the Awards outlined below, young people will also receive Young Scot points to redeem a variety of rewards.
Although the awards are for young people, it’s not just 12 to 25 year olds that need to pay attention to this information. In order for young people to gain their Saltire Awards whilst volunteering at your organisation, your organisation needs to be registered with Saltire. Saltire is also a great tool for teachers – the Awards are designed to encourage and enable youth volunteering and dovetail neatly into the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence; as through their volunteering, students will develop their abilities to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. The Saltire Journal is an added resource which allows participants to record the skills and learning they have achieved. They are also required to complete a self-evaluation (Footprints), which directly links their responses to Curriculum for Excellence.
The programme is split into four different categories as follows: