It’s back to school time and once again we’re starting to hear from young people embarking on the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in local schools across Lincolnshire.
The popular scheme requires young people aged 14-24 to complete practical activities, skills-focused projects and most importantly (we think) volunteering activities in their local community. The scheme is run at three different levels and young people are looking to make an average volunteering commitment of at least an hour per week for anywhere between 3 and 18 months.
Can your organisation offer opportunities for young people aged 14+ to give their time and enable them to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme? If so, we’d like to hear from you. Activities should fit into one of the following categories:
- Helping People
- Community Action and Raising Awareness
- Coaching, teaching and leadership
- Working with the environment or animals
- Helping a charity or community organisation
We can also offer advice to organisations on how best to involve younger volunteers, as well as signposting you to safeguarding information and toolkits. If you’d like to get involved but are unsure about how to tailor your opportunities into shorter, bitesize chunks, talk to us about microvolunteering.
Please get in touch with your local VCS office to find out more.