YouthBorders is the network of voluntary and community-based youth organisations in the Scottish Borders, supporting and promoting good quality youth work. As a membership organisation, YouthBorders facilitates networking opportunities and events, and provides information and advice to voluntary and community-based youth organisations, their volunteers, trustees, youth workers, and other partners in the community. YouthBorders is recognised regionally as the strategic voice of third sector youth organisations and works closely with partners in the public sector to improve outcomes for young people.


  • Promote and celebrate the positive role young people can play through social action;
  • Working in partnership with our members, YouthBorders aims to improve young people’s lives through their participation in quality voluntary and community-based youth work;
  • YouthBorders provide opportunities for young people to engage in learning opportunities to develop themselves as youth work practitioners or in other leadership roles;
  • Use our communication channels, networks and events to share the impact that youth work has made on young people’s lives.