Record Month for Young Volunteers in Aberdeen

ACVO is celebrating after logging the busiest month on record for the Saltire Awards since the awards were first launched in April 2012 in Aberdeen.

The Saltire Awards recognise the contribution which 12-25 year olds make to their communities on a voluntary basis.

In September there were 116 new registrations and a total of 170 Saltire Award certificates issued in the last month.

Mike Melvin, Volunteer Co-ordinator at ACVO said, “This reflects the tremendous volunteering from young people in Aberdeen City and demonstrates the positive impact these awards are now having.”

Since the awards were first launched an incredible 284,028 hours of volunteering has now been recognised in Aberdeen alone.

With 2018 designated as the Year of the Young People in Scotland the excellent contribution that young people are making in our communities is set to increase and be recognised even further.

For more information about the Saltire Awards visit – http://www.volunteeraberdeen.org.uk/volunteers/young-volunteers/