Our members make us who we are

They are the driving force behind everything we do, bringing a unique blend of passion, expertise and energy to supporting Scotland’s young people.

With over 100 members from national youth work organisations to local authority providers and community-based groups, our membership represents the diversity and strength of the youth work sector. 

We’re proud to stand beside them as they work in partnership with young people to create a brighter, happier, fairer Scotland. 

Join us and become part of a movement dedicated to creating a brighter future for Scotland’s young people. 

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Our Membership Directory


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As the National Orchestra of Scotland, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) are committed to providing equitable music experiences for all of Scotland’s citizens. A key component in this commitment is in improving accessible working opportunities within the creative industries, making them a viable career path for the young people in Scotland. The RSNO is one of Europe's leading orchestras with a rich history stretching back over 125 years. It is one of Scotland's leading cultural institutions, and an orchestra with a variety of work that is almost unparalleled amongst its British peers.
0141 226 3868 Website
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The Salvation Army Scotland
The Salvation Army is an international Christian church and registered charity which has been transforming lives for more than 150 years. Working in 132 countries worldwide, The Salvation Army offers friendship, practical help and support for people at all levels of need. In the UK and Ireland Territory, this work includes more than 650 community churches and social centres. The Scotland Office represents The Salvation Army at a national level in Scotland, and collaborates with the three Scotland divisions: East Scotland, North Scotland and West Scotland.
020 7367 4500 Website
Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs
SAYFC is a membership organisation for and run by young people. We are Scotland’s largest rural youth organisation with over 3,500 members and provide a social network full of opportunities to meet new people, share new experiences and grow your skills across the arts, rural and agri, personal development and sport. Divided into West, East and North regions, SAYFC’s strength is its local network which is made up of 72 of clubs. No matter where you live, there will be a club within easy travelling distance. We promise a warm welcome, a supportive network and limitless opportunities to develop new skills.
01313332445 Website
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Scottish Borders Council
Scottish Borders Council’s CLD Service delivers a partnership approach, which aims to improve outcomes for learners & communities through the provision of coordinated, collaborative and targeted CLD interventions. We work with young people aged 11-25 aims to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence for everyday life through personalised educational programmes, universal youth provision, accreditation, and youth voice. This also helps to develop their resilience, build their confidence and ensure they can contribute as active citizens within their communities and beyond.
07977642063 Website
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Scottish Fire & Rescue Service
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service believe in engaging with young people throughout their development. Young people are also our future adults, and you have an important role to play in helping us protect our communities from fire and other emergencies. Together we can all make Scotland safer.
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Scottish Outdoor Education Centres
SOEC is a charity and social enterprise with over 80 years’ experience in enabling people to access outdoor learning in a safe and sustainable way. To this end we offer a broad range of programmes and activities, all designed to be relevant, exciting, and challenging. We welcome all types of groups including schools, youth groups, study, music and sports. Centres can also be used as a venue for events or gatherings.
01899 221115 Website
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Scottish Sports Futures
Scottish Sports Futures use the power of sport and physical activity to engage with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people and families in Scotland and empower them to be confident, healthy, and happy. We do this using our proven and recognised Sport for Change model and its range of person-centred, youth-led programmes that provide positive experiences, inspiring role models, engaging social education, training, and youth volunteering opportunities.
0141 218 4640 Website
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Scottish Youth Parliament
The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratic voice of Scotland’s young people. Our vision for Scotland is of a nation that actively listens to and values the meaningful participation of its young people. Our goal is to make this vision a reality, in order to ensure young people in Scotland grow up loved, safe and respected, and able to realise their full potential.
0131 557 0452 Website
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Scouts Scotland
Scouts Scotland is the largest mixed volunteer-led Movement for young people in Scotland, offering fun, challenge and life changing adventure to 4- to 25-year-olds right across the nation. Scouts exists to make young people’s lives better, helping them to realise their full potential and giving them opportunities to develop the skills they need to succeed in life.
01383 419 073 Website
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SCQF Partnership
The SCQF Partnership works with a wide range of awarding bodies, professional bodies and other programme owners to ensure a variety of different types of learning is recognised on the Framework supporting Scottish Government’s aim to ensure parity of esteem of all learning pathways and ensuring the Framework is truly learner centred.
0141 225 2922 Website
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Scripture Union Scotland
Scripture Union Scotland is a Christian charity which exists to serve children and young people. With a team of 100+ staff and 2,000+ dedicated volunteers, SU Scotland runs three residential outdoor centres welcoming schools and other groups, delivers local youth work programmes in communities and schools right across Scotland and has a fast-growing digital youth work presence online.
0141 332 1162 Website
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Sea Cadets
Sea Cadets is a national youth charity, offering a different kind of adventure for 10- to 18-year-olds, helping them to launch well in life today. Working with 15,000 young people between 10 and 18 years old across the UK. It has over 400 units across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Malta and Bermuda all run by 9,000 volunteers.
0207 654 7000 Website