YouthLink Scotland has four membership options - Full, Associate, Public Body/NDPB and Friend of YouthLink Scotland.

Full Membership

Full membership is available to Scottish Local Authorities and National Voluntary Youth Work organisations.

Associate Membership

Associate membership is available to:

  • Other Bodies who are non national and practice youth work or have an interest in the personal and social development and wellbeing of young people in their remit or who use youth work methodologies in their work with young people.
  • Universities and Training Providers that deliver youth work training.  This category also includes training intermediaries.
  • Charitable Trusts that provide support to those using youth work methodologies in their work with young people.
  • Consultants who work in the field and who wish to maintain contact concerning information, conferences and policy development.

Public Bodies/NDPBs 

Public Body/NDPB membership is available to public bodies and NDPBs that work with young people and have their personal and social development and wellbeing as part of their remit and/or that may use youth work methodologies in their contact with young people.

Friend of YouthLink Scotland

This category is available to individuals with a track record in the youth work sector and who wishes to remain in touch with the sector.  Individuals should not be affiliated to an existing YouthLink Scotland member.

YouthLink Scotland Fellows

Fellowship of YouthLink Scotland is granted to Lifetime Achievement recipients at the annual National Youth Work Awards. 

Join us

If you would like discuss becoming a member or would like membership information sent to you, please contact Susan Dow on 0131 313 2488 ext 210 or by email.

Further information about how we are governed, member benefits and membership fees is available below.

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