Becoming a member

How can I join Youth Scotland? 

Youth Scotland works in partnership with a network of autonomous Area Associations throughout Scotland to support the delivery of local, community-based youth work.

Youth Scotland membership is open to groups that use a youth work approach to work with young people. To become a full member of Youth Scotland you should be able to demonstrate that you are delivering community based youth work where:

  • Young people choose to participate. The young person takes part voluntarily. It is the young person's decision to engage or to walk away.
  • The work builds from where young people are. The young person's life experience is respected and young people are involved in shaping the agenda in negotiation with peers and youth workers.
  • The group recognises the young person and the youth worker as partners in a learning process. The young person is recognised as an active partner who can, and should, have opportunities and resources to shape their lives. 

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To join now and be part of the biggest network of community based youth work in Scotland, click here to read more about our network and where you should join.

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