Nominations open for Saltire Summit Award Nominations

  The Summit award is for an outstanding contribution to volunteering.  It will be awarded to volunteers who have completed a 200 hour Saltire Award but have also exceeded expectations and gone out of their way to help the community.

  • Applications are assessed by a panel of young people
  • Only 12 awards are issued annually from the Highland Region.  

Download a form today or for more information contact Catherine at CVG volunteering@cvg.org.uk .Deadline for applications is 31st July, don’t delay, and submit today!  

Summit Nomination 2019 – Copy

The Summit Guidance 2019

looking for Saltire Award Panel members

Are you aged 12-25?  then you could volunteer to become aSaltire Ambassador and join the Saltire panel.

Panel Members are responsible for reviewing Saltire Award Summit nomination forms and making the decision on the successful recipient.

see below a summary of the role.  if you are interested in this volunteering opportunity. please contact volunteering@cvg.org.uk  or telephone 01955 609968.

What is required of panel members?

The Panel will be facilitated by the local Saltire Awards delivery

office (TSI or Volunteer Centre)- Catherine at Caithness voluntary Group,  however responsibility for sending out notice of

meetings, collating and preparing nominations for assessment and taking minutes

may be delegated to Panel members supported by the facilitator.

Panel members will be responsible for assessing nominations for the Summit Award.  They will review all applications, shortlist and possibly meet their other panel members to review applications and reach a decision on the successful candidates.  At the moment there will be flexibility about the panel communication structure as this has not been established yet. 

Benefits of becoming a panel member

Gain experience of the following:

 Committee work

Organisational skills

Interpersonal communication

Negotiation skills

Decision making

Team work

Become a Shore Watch Volunteer -free training

WDC wick site call    A great opportunity to volunteer this week at various locations around Caithness.  Starting with a free training session in PPP, Wick at 6pm on Wednesday 22nd followed by a taster session out to the longberry/Trinkie area.  Volunteers will be trained to identify marine life, dolphins, whales etc.   

Further sessions will be held :

St Johns Point 4-6pm 23rd May

Scrabster 11-1pm 24th May

Strathy 11-1pm 25th May         This is an opportunity to volunteer while out and about, so if you are regularly in thses areas you could volunteer to monitor wildlife in the sea while having fun!