So you’ve had an amazing time achieving your Gold Award and now you're sad it’s all over? Wondering what to do with all the spare time on your hands? You know the adventure doesn’t have to stop here!
DofE programmes are run by Leaders, many of whom are volunteers. People who get a buzz from helping people achieve. Individuals who, in many cases, achieved Awards themselves – people like you! You may have even experienced this through doing DofE leadership for your Gold volunteering activity.
So why not share your experience and enthusiasm with others? That’s what Louise, a Gold Award holder from Northamptonshire has done:
“The most important attribute I got from doing my DofE was gaining confidence and learning about my strengths. I have been a volunteer Leader for about five years, which has really developed my confidence and I will continue to develop the DofE wherever I am. I feel the DofE has given me so much and I would like to give something back!”
You could make all the difference to someone's life, gain new skills like planning and leadership and of course have a lot of fun along the way!
Most DofE centres need help with groups at all levels, with specific sections or just general support and admin. So you could find yourself running a Bronze group, organising team volunteering activities or co-ordinating enrolment forms and setting up eDofE accounts – whatever you’re good at or want to learn, there’ll be a role for you.