Quality youth work programmes, information, resources, training and support.

About us

Changing Lives Through Youth Work

As the largest national youth work organisation, Youth Scotland supports 61,000 young people, 1,300 youth groups and over 7,700 youth workers.

  • Our diverse membership has national reach and is made up of a network of local Area Associations, youth groups, youth workers and volunteers
  • Youth Scotland values the development of community based youth work as an essential approach to our work
  • We want to create ways for youth work to enable more young people to demonstrate what they have achieved personally and within their communities
It has opened more doors and opportunities and helped me meet new people and new contacts to help me with my career and building my network.
Niomi, DJ and young person

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Emmie’s story

Emmie has been involved with youth work and youth awards for many years. Read her story.

I was asked to come along to a youth engagement event run by the Moray Youth Council. At this point I couldn’t even tell you what a youth worker was. Nevertheless, I went along. Who knew that that event would change my life?

Emmie's story

For everyone involved in community based youth work. Find out more about what we do and apply for membership.