The Saltire Awards are endorsed by the Scottish Government to encourage young people from the age of 12-25 to volunteer and gain recognition. This national award has been subject to a re-vamp recently and there is now a new website to encourage young people to register online and take ownership of their own volunteering journey.
Groups can also register as an administrator to enable the group to administer certificates for volunteers within their organisation. The local Caithness contact for the Saltire Awards remains Catherine Patterson at Caithness Voluntary Group and she is on hand to offer help and support with the Saltire Awards. This is an opportunity for young people to gain skills, confidence and recognition for volunteering. Please have a look at the new website saltireawards.scot