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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Associate Member Benefits
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Public Body Member Benefits
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Friends of YouthLink Scotland Member Benefits
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Our Membership Directory


Membership type
Who Cares Scotland logo
Who Cares? Scotland
Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland's only national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our strategic vision is to secure a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people in Scotland. At the heart of our work are the rights of Care Experienced people and the power their voices have to bring about change.
0141 226 4441 Website
Winning Scotland
Winning Scotland is a charity that is a catalyst for change, committed to building confidence and resilience in all of Scotland’s young people. Since 2005 we have impacted hundreds of thousands of children and young people across the country alongside like-minded partners in the public, private and third sectors. We collaborate to investigate, research and develop solutions that will work for young people in their own contexts – whether it’s at home, school or in the community.
0131 344 4603 Website
Woodcraft Folk logo
Woodcraft Folk Scotland
Woodcraft Folk is a co-operative youth movement open to everyone. We support children to take the lead and change their world through weekly local group activities and camping trips as well as national and international events and opportunities. Woodcraft Folk activities grow children’s confidence, develop skills as well as help to build an understanding and respect of the world around them. We’ve been running since 1925 and we’re still going strong!
020 7703 4173 Website
WorkingRite aims to address community-based challenges – such as deprivation, generational poverty, crime, homelessness and drug/alcohol addiction through life skills and employability training. Our programmes are the practical pathway to a job or apprenticeship for young people (15-25) – starting in school, or once they have left, with longer mentoring provided at the end. It is a relationship-based and person-centred model of learning, designed to inspire young people to succeed, with mentors as the key throughout.
0141 354 7689 Website
YMCA Scotland logo
YMCA Scotland
YMCA Scotland provides a national voice and identity for our federation of 28 locally autonomous YMCAs working across Scotland in over 100 communities with over 10,000 children and young people each week.. Our Mission is to empower young people and communities to build a just, sustainable, equitable and inclusive Scotland, where every person can thrive in body, mind and spirit. YMCA is an inclusive Christian Youth organisation, open to people of all faiths and none.
0131 228 1464 Website
Young Scot logo
Young Scot
Young Scot supports young people to thrive and make the most of their lives as they grow up. We do this by providing universal services for young people, combined with targeted and bespoke support to address stigma, inequalities and inaccessibility. Supporting young people to thrive is a powerful way to provide reassurance in times of challenge, help build confidence and resilience, and support them to have fun!
0131 313 2488 Website
Youth for Christ logo
Youth for Christ
Motivated by our Christian faith, Youth for Christ aims to support and encourage all young people regardless of their background, beliefs or situation. Our Local Centres work with young people face to face and in virtual spaces providing mentoring, coaching, mental health support and much more. Partnership is a core value in our work with schools, youth groups, churches, prisons and detached settings. All our work is underpinned by in-house research as we equip youth workers and young people with a multitude of resources.
07817261242 Website
Youth Scotland logo
Youth Scotland
Youth Scotland is the national charity for supporting and delivering community-based youth work. We are the largest national youth work organisation in Scotland supporting local youth groups of all sizes in every Scottish Region. We support 82,500 young people and 9,400 youth workers with quality youth work programmes, information, resources and training. We believe in changing lives through youth work.
0131 554 2561 Website
Youth Theatre Arts Scotland logo
Youth Theatre Arts Scotland (YTAS)
Youth Theatre Arts Scotland (YTAS) is the national development organisation for Scotland's youth theatre sector. We exist to support, connect, and inspire youth theatre participants and the adults who work with them, supporting a sector which engages 14,000 young people every week. YTAS has over 100 members operating across the country, who engage the vast majority of participants in Scotland.
0131 538 0591 Website
Zero Tolerance
Zero Tolerance is a Scottish charity working to end men’s violence against women by tackling its root cause: gender inequality. All young people deserve to explore and grow free of violence, inequality, and stereotypes. We work with policy and decision makers to make this happen. We also train youth workers to help them understand how to prevent men's violence against women and girls and promote gender equality.
07826 558 090 Website