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We currently have over 20 volunteers. If you would like more information about volunteering please call or email us.

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A BIG welcome from us


 Welcome to the

Tain & District Youth Cafe YMCA


Enjoy looking through our website and call us if it sparks something in you.

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celebrating our volunteers

Since January 2020 we have enrolled 30 youngsters and young adults onto the Saltire Award Scheme.  Since then they have volunteered some 3,607 hours with 26 different projects covering 20 local organisations ranging from The Tain Youth Café YMCA itself to Mikeysline, Tain and District Development Trust, Tain Tennis Club, Tain Bike Track, Tain Juniors Football Club, Tain St Duthus Cubs, Tain Rainbows, Tain Gala Association, Ross County Girls Football Club, The Highland Hospice Shop, Edderton Community Shop, Edderton Drama Club, Edderton Primary School and Inver Meals on Wheels.

The purpose of the Awards Night was to bring all our volunteers together to celebrate their achievements and to recognise all that they do for our community.

Certificates (ranging from 10 hours to 500 hours) were handed out by our Senior Youth and Community Worker.  Three individuals achieved the highest award of 500 hours which, as I am sure you will agree, is a fantastic accomplishment. Thank you certificates were presented to those who have just enrolled onto the Saltire Scheme but have yet to complete their first 10 hours.  We didn’t want anyone to feel left out on the night.

Once the Presentation Ceremony was over, we treated everyone to hot dogs, chicken nuggets, cakes and the Tain Youth Café YMCA’s famous “Ice Cream Drainpipe”.  Once seen, never forgotten….. have to say it went down a treat!

If you’re a young person and would like to find out about volunteering within your local community and how this can help you work towards an award at the same time then please contact Kats, Awards and Hub Co-ordinator at the YMCA ( for more information.

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Wed 7th Jul, the Youth Committee were treated to a day out to Lazertag at Wildwoodz Adventure Park near Munlochy.  Fun day had by all, lots of laughter and achy muscles from the older generation.

"Lots of fun, great to get us outdoors and busy during the summer"

"I thought it was really enjoyable, even though our team lost!"

"It was fun"

"Lets do it again"

"T'was most enjoyable, because I was in the winning team" - Nicola (golden oldie)

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