Join YouthBorders

Joining our network gives you instant access to peer support, networking events and opportunities, high quality training, and membership support services. We would love for you to join us!

What We Do

YouthBorders provides support, services and representation to our network of voluntary and community-based youth organisations. This includes access to training, learning and development specific to the youth work sector; networking events and opportunities to connect and collaborate with others; resources and templates which will support good governance, alongside tailored support to individual member groups and youth work governance workshops.

Through our partnership with Youth Scotland, members can access youth work specific insurance, access to youth awards, national youth programmes, and employment advice. Locally we provide PVG support and administration.

We share, recognise and celebrate the achievements of groups within our network; and provide relevant news and information at regular intervals across a range of platforms.

Our network of members and subscribers

Our Members are voluntary and community based youth groups and organisations that takes a youth work approach to your practice and your work will further Scotland’s Youth Work Outcomes. Our members join YouthBorders and Youth Scotland (Scotland’s network of Community-based Youth Work).

Our Subscribers are groups and organisation from any sector which either promotes or supports youth work or wishes to support the aims and objects of YouthBorders. Subscribers create positive benefit to young people through community-based activities (aged 8-25).

Every organisation which joins our network must demonstrate that they meet our minimum quality standards:

Joining YouthBorders

YouthBorders has a skilled and experienced staff team, on hand to support your organisation, staff, volunteers, and trustees to grow and develop.

We are a membership-led organisation, and have a proven track record for working collaboratively and in partnership with our members and other stakeholders to further our aim. Get in touch with our team to join us now!

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    Click here to download our guide to joining YouthBorders
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    Contact our team to discuss joining our network
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    Complete and submit the appropriate application form to join our network
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    Our team will review your application and if you meet our joining criteria and can demonstrate our minimum quality standards you will be approved to join our network and a request for payment will be made.
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    Organisations joining our network will receive a welcome pack and have a welcome meeting with our Membership Officer
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    Get involved straight away by attending events, networks, or training.
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