The Saltire Awards recognise the acheivments of young volunteers, between the ages of 12 (although the minimum age to start volunteering with us is 14) and 25. Over 40 of our Brae volunteers have received Ascent certificates for completing 50, 100 and 200 hours of voluntary work.
Volunteers who go the extra mile can be nominated for a Summit Award which is for outstanding contribution to volunteering after having completed 200 hours or more.
Only 12 Summit Awards are to be given out each year in Dundee. From the Brae, 4 young volunteers were nominated and we were delighted that all 4 were successful in being Summit Winners!
They work so hard and it was a great way of being able to say thank you to them. Well done to Dan Mitchell, Shauna Urquart, Kristin McMaster and Emma Bollan on being Summit Award Winners! (See picture opposite)
On the evening of the 30th of October, their acheivenents were celebrated during a Saltire Summit Awards Ceremony. It was held in the Hannah McClure Centre in Abertay University Union and attened by all the winners, people from their organisation as well as their friends and families. Everyone had a great night and here at The Brae, we are so proud to be able to celebrate our young volunteers in this way.
They are young people who have completed 200 hours or over of volunteering and again, have shown outstanding contribution an commitment.
Our very own Claire Sutherland was the first Saltire Ambassador in the city of Dundee
She now has a fellow Ambassador and they will be involved in all different aspects of the awards, from peer assessing Summit nominations to promoting volunteering in local schools. Claire, most recently has been involved in event organising, namely, the Summit Awards ceremony. It is a great celebration of Claire’s achievements with us that she is now able to fly the flag for the Saltire Awards.