http://www.dofe.org/volunteering
 
 
 
 
 

Programme ideas: Volunteering section

Volunteering gives you the chance to make a difference to people’s lives and use your skills and experience to help your local community. You can use this opportunity to become involved in a project or with an organisation that you care about.

 

How long should I do activities for the Physical section?

Level Minimum time:

Bronze

3 to 6 months

You need to do one of your Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections for 6 months, the others for 3.

Silver

3 to 12 months

If you haven’t achieved your Bronze you need to extend your Volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 12 months.

Gold

6 to 18 months

If you haven’t achieved your Silver you need to extend your Volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 18 months.


Helping People

  • Helping children
  • Helping older people
  • Helping people in need
  • Helping people with special needs
  • Youth work
 

Community Action and Raising Awareness

  • Changemakers
  • Drug and Peer Education
  • Home accident prevention
  • Personal safety
  • Road safety

Helping a Charity or Community Organisation

  • BCU Lifeguards
  • Fundraising
  • Faith communities
  • Mountain Rescue
  • Religious Education
  • Religious Education - Jewish
  • SOS Kit Aid Surf Lifesaving

 

Working with the Environment or Animals

  • Animal Welfare
  • Environment
 

Coaching, Teaching and Leadership

  • Air Training Corps
  • Army Cadet Force
  • Award Leadership
  • Boys’ Brigade
  • Campaigners
  • CCF
  • Church Lads and Girls
  • Dance Leadership
  • Girl guiding UK
  • Girls’ Brigade
  • Girls’ Venture Corps
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Scout Association
  • Sea Cadets
  • Sports Leadership
  • St John Ambulance Leadership