Learn new skills with the Saltire awards

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If you are aged between 12 and 25, Saltire Awards give you something to work towards and make your volunteering experience a huge benefit for your future.

You can try out volunteering by taking part in a team challenge or start learning new skills with the Saltire Approach. Not only does it look great on your CV but you can also earn Young Scot Reward Points which could entitle you to some fantastic prizes. Through the Saltire Awards’ easy to use website you can record and track your hours and learning gained through your volunteering placement so your experiences will always be there when you need them. It doesn’t need to take up loads of your time. It’s not boring but something you can do to make a real difference in your local area. Thousands of young people are getting involved in Saltire - you can too - and there are many benefits: be proud of what you do; help with employment prospects; help you to get a college or university place; help you learn new things; meet new friends and have fun.

How you can get involved.

Register online – www.voluntaryactionangus.org.uk or www.saltireawards.org.uk - pop into your nearest Voluntary Action Angus office or call on 01307 466113 or 01241.

There are various opportunities to map your journey to suit you.

The Challenge - a Saltire Challenge is a one-off volunteering event designed to give you an experience of volunteering as part of a team. You can choose to participate in a pre-arranged session or be supported to develop your own challenge. When you complete a challenge you will receive a Saltire Challenge Award.

Take the Saltire Approach - it is an ideal introduction to volunteering for you. Through participating in small realistically sized volunteering activities, you will find out what volunteering involves, what volunteers do, and how volunteering can benefit you. Certificates will be awarded to recognise successful completion of 10 and 25 hours of volunteering. The Approach - The Saltire Ascent is a volunteering journey recording skills and experience gained through volunteering. Through making a commitment to volunteering and achievement through personal development and learning, you are recognised on successful completion of 50, 100, 200 and 500 hours of volunteering. The Summit Award is for an outstanding contribution to volunteering. It is awarded to recognise those who have not only completed the ‘Ascent’, but also exceeded Ambassadors. Saltire ambassadors can help out the workers at Voluntary Action Angus by promoting the Saltire Awards You can be any age between 12-25 to take part. Contact Kay or Bobbi on 01307 466113 or email saltire@voluntaryactionangus.org.uk