Youth Volunteering

The Saltire Awards

The Saltire Awards ensure young people are getting the recognition and rewards they deserve as a result of their volunteering efforts.  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 TSI’s and we are here to help you every step of the way with training, answering any questions and providing video tutorials on how to navigate the new Saltire system. Saltire Certificates are awarded for the number of hours you have volunteered for – these awards range from 10-hour certificate to 500 hours and beyond!

The new Saltire system allows volunteers and organisations – using the new ‘Group Admin’ feature – to add, verify and print certificates instantly. But don’t panic, all volunteering hours achieved before the new system are still valid and should be automatically transferred over to your MySaltire page

The Summit Awards are a National recognition scheme for young volunteers aged 12 to 25. CTSI promote and administer these awards for local organisations and young people living in Clackmannanshire. Number of awards are limited to 10 per year and are typically aimed towards volunteers who have achieved 200 volunteering hours. At CTSI we believe that a young persons achievements can’t be measured in hours, so we focus on volunteers who have made a fantastic contribution to volunteering at any level.

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. Whatever your reasons for volunteering there is a Saltire Award for you.

The Awards fit neatly with the national Curriculum for Excellence helping you to become a successful learner, confident individual, responsible citizen and effective contributor. You also get Young Scot Reward Points with the certificates you achieve – these entitle you to some fantastic prizes

Benefits of Volunteering

Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.

Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.

Meet new people. Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.

Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.

Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications and rewards.

Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.

And most importantly, have fun!

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