Can you impact the future of the Saltire Awards?

Posted on September 27, 2018

Looking for recognition?

We know young people don’t choose to volunteer because they want to be rewarded. We also know that for those who do have access to a recognition scheme such as the Saltire Awards, recording volunteering hours is much more than just trying to impress a future employer. So why is volunteer recognition important?

That is one of the questions at the core of this consultation, developed by ProjectScotland in collaboration with the Scottish Government and elected members of the TSI Youth Volunteering and Saltire sub-committee.

Can you lend your voice to the future of the Saltire Awards?

The consultation has been designed to ensure you and the young people you work with help us to build on the success of the Saltire Awards and shape proposals for future development.

This is the chance to have your say

We are looking for young people, aged 12-25, keen to lend their voice to the discussion on how we can further enhance the Saltire Awards – Scotland’s national recognition programme for youth volunteering.

There are 2 ways to participate in the consultation:

  1. Host and facilitate a focus group using our workshop template. The workshop activities are based around a 60-90 minute group session, with the aim of identifying and documenting young peoples’ opinions and ideas about the Saltire Awards. The consultation pack can be requested by email (
  2. Complete a very short online survey. The survey is aimed at young people who have completed a Saltire Award or are in the process of achieving one. On completion of the survey, participants will be asked to add their email address in order to be entered into a prize draw to win £50 of ‘Love to Shop’ vouchers.

Next Steps

Request a copy of the workshop consultation pack by emailing

You can take part in the online survey by clicking the link below and please remember to spread the word, you or your friends could win £50 of ‘Love to Shop’ vouchers.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact or

Please note that workshop findings should be recorded and returned by Monday 5th November 2018 to Zara Todd – 23 Lauriston Street, Hayweight House, Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ or by email to

Thank you in advance for your support and participation. Have fun with the workshop materials and we look forward to receiving your submissions.