Saltire Awards for Fast Forward Volunteers
Senior Fast Forward volunteers, Manon Ragonnet and Emily Singh have been awarded their 100 hours ‘Ascent’ Saltire Award. Both young people have trained as peer educators and have delivered sessions on drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Manon added to her hours by accompanying Sonal, Peer Education Co-ordinator on the No Knives, Better Lives campaign, for a weekend residential. Emily has been working intensively with the Scottish Peer Education Network to create a film about peer education.
Volunteer co-ordinator, Chaira Marin said “This is a great achievement for our peer educators to be recognised for. They support our organisation in a variety of ways and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their valuable contribution. The Saltire Awards are an accessible and flexible way for our young people to record their volunteering hours and allows hours volunteered in different settings to be counted all together.”
On receiving her certificate Emily commented “I am really proud to have achieved the 100 hours Saltire award. I gained it through volunteering at Fast Forward and at a local Beaver Scout group. It's great to get recognition for the amount of hours you put into volunteering. They add up quicker than you think! It also looks great on your CV.”
If you are interested in volunteering with Fast Forward, contact Chiara at Chiara@fastforward.org.uk