There are a number of awards out there. Awards are a great way for you to get recognition for all the things you have done, and they are great to have to add to your CV.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a personal challenge that would suit anyone who likes the idea of trying something new.
There are three levels of the award - Bronze, Silver and Gold. In each level there are four sections to complete.
For each of these that you complete you will gain a certificate.
Young Quality Scot Awards (16-19yrs)
If you are involved with work within your community and would like to be recognised for the work that you do then this is the award for you.
The Young Quality Scot Award scheme recognises and rewards the efforts of young people to improve the quality of life in their communities.
To be entitled to the award you must be:
Through this award you will be given the chance to take part in a local training event, and then a national celebration where you will receive your certificate.
The Young Scot Awards recognise and celebrate the amazing contribution that ordinary young people aged 12-22 make each day to their communities and country.
Nominations of individuals and groups take place through the Sunday Mail and Young Scot website, with a closing date usually around February.
The Young Scot Awards has 12 categories - volunteering, arts, heritage, democracy, enterprise, sports, cultural diversity, unsung, environment, health, entertainment and community. One Young Scot is named from each of the sections
There are four levels of award - Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
At Bronze level you take part in activities; at Silver you help to organise them; you plan, organise and lead your own activities at Gold and for Platinum you take on a leadership or peer education role.
Youth Achievement Awards will be on offer soon through youth clubs.
Millennium Volunteers (16-25yrs)
This award is a certificate signed by a Scottish Executive Minister which recognises all of your volunteering efforts.
To succeed in getting an award you have to carry out either 50hrs, 100hrs or 200hrs of volunteering. This may sound like a lot of time but you can do this over 2 years...so that's really just two days over two years you would need to give up for the 50 hours award!
To apply just get in contact with your local volunteering centre.
If you would like more information on the awards schemes please contact Rebecca Raynes by emailing her at Rebecca.Raynes@highland.gov.uk