The Saltire Awards are a national initiative, supported by the Scottish Government, for young people aged 12 to 25. Saltire celebrates, recognises and rewards the commitment and contribution of young volunteers in Scotland. Young people receive certificates and rewards after completing a specific volunteering challenge, or after 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 500 hours of volunteering.
If you achieve 500 hours of volunteering 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 make decisions about taking part in local advisory groups.Saltire Ambassador Cameron Reid said
"The Saltire Awards are a fantastic opportunity for young people to be recognised and rewarded for the hard work they do voluntarily. It has certainly provided me with motivation to keep going and obtain more hours to get higher award certificates. Being endorsed by the Scottish Government means they are nationally recognised certificates which stands out on your CV, applications and in conversation when applying for college, university, or work. The online system is a great way to reflect on your activities and personal development."