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


Membership type
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See Me Scotland
See Me is Scotland's national programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination. We are encouraging people to take action to make a difference. You can be part of that change by joining a movement of thousands of people across Scotland. Visit the See Us pages and get all the tools and resources you need to take action.
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Shetland Islands Council
Shetland Islands Council Youth & Employability Services supports young people in Shetland, particularly those most in need, to have access to inspirational and life enhancing learning experiences and opportunities that make a difference to their lives. As a service we look to support them to reach their full potential as individuals and as active members of our community.
01595 744490 Website
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Skills Development Scotland
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s national skills body. We contribute to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth by supporting people and businesses to develop and apply their skills. We work with our partners to provide services that deliver the very best outcomes for Scotland’s people, businesses and the economy.
0141 285 6000 Website
SmartSTEMs want to inspire, engage and challenge young people to think differently about STEM. We want young people to be inspired to study STEM and go on to pursue careers in STEM. Our core aim is equity of access and opportunity for all young people; where new and strong connections between education and industry lead to expanded skills, career options and networks.
0141 564 8488 Website
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South Ayrshire Council
The Thriving Communities service was established 2021 brining together Community Learning and Development, Health and Wellbeing, Employability and Skills, Community Safety and Engagement. Our Youth Work team empower and support young people to improve their life opportunities and chances so as they can plan for a better future. We work collectively to provide our young people with the skills, confidence and resilience required to achieve the very best they can.
01292 559389 Website
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South Lanarkshire Council
The aim of Youth, Family and Community Learning Service is to Facilitate positive change though negotiated learning that supports a more engaged, confident and equal society. Giving communities choices and voices, by improving aspirations and life chances for young people, adults, families and the wider South Lanarkshire community.
01698 552111 Website
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St. Paul’s Youth Forum
St. Paul’s Youth Forum is a collection of youth focused programmes based in Provanmill in the North East part of Glasgow. Our programmes provide young people between the ages of 0-25 with opportunities to learn, develop, and interact in a safe and fun environment.
0141 770 8559 Website
Station House Media Unit (shmu)
Established as a charity in 2003, Station House Media Unit (shmu), is one of the core cultural organisations in North East Scotland and is at the forefront of community media development in the UK. We have a number of youth services with objectives to provide person-centred creative opportunities for young people from the regeneration areas of Aberdeen. Through our services we provide support, motivation, skills development and learning through exciting and creative mediums; encouraging participants to set bold and meaningful targets for self-development.
01224 515013 Website
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Stirling Council
The Youth Participation Team, part of the Schools, Learning & Education service at Stirling Council works with Young People to provide informal learning opportunities to enable them to become more confident, resilient & optimistic, manage personal, social & formal relationships, create, describe & apply their learning and skills, participate safely & effectively in groups, consider risk, make reasoned decisions &take control, express their voice &demonstrate social commitment and broaden their perspectives through new experiences & thinking.
01786 233562 Website
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The Boys' Brigade Scotland
The Boys’ Brigade provides opportunities and experiences for children and young people (5 – 18 years) to learn, grow and discover in a safe, fun and caring environment which is rooted in the Christian faith. Our vision is that children and young people experience ‘life to the full’.
0300 303 4454 Website
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The Church of Scotland
The Church of Scotland seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities. We engage with approximately 27000 young people in congregations around the country, relying heavily on volunteers who are supported by around 200 local and regional staff. In addition, our social care arm, CrossReach, provide a range of support services for young people and their families in need.
0131 225 5722 Website
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The City of Edinburgh Council
The City of Edinburgh Council’s Wider Achievement and Lifelong Learning team provides a range of services for children and young people. These include youth and children’s work (such as universal and targeted work; Open All Hours; school transition; youth participation and engagement; accredited awards), sports and outdoor learning, arts and creative learning and Active Schools.