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Celebrating Young Peoples Achievements...

Green Girls Project

Youth Highland have worked with a group of girls from two communities in Highland on an Environmental Project. 11 girls have worked towards gaining John Muir Awards. 2 sessions were held at Aigas Field Centre, 2 at Milton Woods and 2 out and about on research trips. 

The girls discovered new places, learnt about habitats and looking after wildlife as well as taking part in conservation exercises. The final week was a creative session working with a writer from Moniak Mhor to develop poetry about the groups experiences of the wild outdoors.

The girls are really keen to continue meeting and supporting each other, so we are currently in the process of seeking funding to carry on the fun project with this great group of young women!

Tain Youth Work Awards - some great volunteers!

Well Done to Paige and Isla from Balintore Playscheme. They were both Highly Commended for the work they do to support activities for children and young people in Seaboard Villages.

They were presented with their certificates at the Youth Work Partnership Awards at The Royal Hotel in Tain during Youth Work Week 2014. Congratulations to them and all the other volunteers who do such brilliant work with young people in the Tain area.

Young People from Balintore also celebrated their achievements at a local certificate presentation - Well done everyone! Certificates were given to the team of young playscheme leaders who have gained many many Saltire hours this year and also a number of local girls who took part in the Green Girls Project in September! 

Celebrating a Great Year of Youth Volunteering at YHPP!

Young people were presented with certificates as part of our AGM Celebration of Youth Work Event at Ironworks in Inverness on November 2nd. Ian McLaughlan, Chief Executive at Youth Scotland handed over the certificates and congratulated everyone for their great achievements! Well done everybody.

If you want help supporting your young leaders to gain awards...

Youth Highland have secured funding from the Voluntary Action Fund which will enable us to support member clubs to recognise and celebrate young peoples volunteering.

Youth Highland have employed our Participation Officer Rhiannon Elder, to over see Saltire Awards. Youth Highland want to help member clubs support young volunteers successfully - setting up volunteer agreements with individuals, agreeing volunteer placements, organising group volunteering opportunities and regular celebration events. We value what young people are doing in their own clubs and communities and want to help to raise the profile of the brilliant work that young people are doing all over the Highlands.

If you would like more information about how Youth Highland can help you to recognise and celebrate youth volunteering in your club or community please contact us for more information!


Rhiannon can help young people and youth workers to get young people registered, sort out volunteer agreements, offer some volunteer placements and group volunteering activities, and invite young volunteers to joint celebration events and certificate presentations. We want to raise the profile of youth volunteering in the Highlands and celebrate some of the great youth work that is going on in local communities and member clubs! Go on - Get involved!

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