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Read: Achieve a Saltire Volunteering Award at Saltire Awards

Earn 25 pts
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Have you been involved in any volunteering recently? Plan on volunteering in the future? Saltire Awards will recognise your contributions and achievements!

What are Saltire Awards?

The Saltire Awards are the Scottish Government's way of celebrating, recognising and rewarding the commitment, contribution and achievements of young volunteers in Scotland.

Young people gain nationally recognised certificates, signed by Scottish Government Ministers, for the different amounts of volunteering they do.

What is volunteering?

The Saltire Awards recognise volunteering that meets the following three clear characteristics:

  • It is a free will activity. This means you are doing it because you want to, and no one is forcing you to do it.
  • It is not done for financial gain. Volunteering is not a job and you cannot be paid; however, you may have any reasonable expenses covered.
  • It is for the benefit of the community, society at large or an individual

Why you might want to volunteer?

  • Gain new skills and experience that will look great on your CV and could help you at school and/or work
  • Meet new people and make new friends and connections
  • Make a difference to individual people, communities and the environment
  • Have fun! You will have the chance to get involved in variety of activities that might not have done before

How many Young Scot Rewards Points will I receive?

The Challenge

  •  250 Rewards Points

The Approach

  • 10 hours: 500 Rewards Points
  • 25 hours: 500 Rewards Points

The Ascent

  • 50 hour: 1000 Rewards Points
  • 100 hours: 1500 Rewards Points
  • 200 hours: 1500 Rewards Points
  • 500 hours: 2000 Rewards Points

The Summit

  • 3000 Rewards Points

How to get involved

Search for volunteer opportunities to get involved with in the future on the brand new Saltire Awards website!

Find out how to earn Awards for volunteering you are already involved in.

You will automatically receive your digital Rewards Points when you receive confirmation of your Award on the Saltire Awards website.

You can also receive points for past volunteering you have been involved in, so think about your previous volunteering activity too!

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About Saltire Awards

The Saltire Awards are the Scottish Government's way of celebrating, recognising and rewarding the commitment, contribution and achievements of young volunteers in Scotland, aged between 12 and 25. Young people gain nationally recognised certificates, signed by Scottish Government Ministers, for the different amounts of volunteering they do.

To find more about Saltire Awards, click here