Welcome to DofE Direct

Your Gold DofE journey starts here. Your DofE Direct Leaders are Nina, Kelly and Jez who are on hand to help you with anything about your Award in office hours Mon-Fri between 9.00 - 16.30.

T: 01753 727 474/444/404
M: 07342 068 791 - call or text
E: [email protected]

Need help choosing an activity?

Take a look at our programme ideas for inspiration. If you did a previous Award level, you can choose the same activity for Gold, but you need to show development so it’s best to try something new.
Young male volunteering at dog rescue

Find an opportunity

Use our Opportunity Finder to locate an expedition or residential from one of our Approved Activity Providers (AAPs). We’ve also compiled some AAPs which offer over 18 DofE Direct Gold specific expedition opportunities and some free or affordable residential opportunities.
Young male teaching female child to read in classroom

Become more employable with the DofE

Whatever your career goals are, don’t forget that doing your DofE will have equipped you with a range of skills that will have made you more employable and are extremely attractive to colleges, universities and employers.

Interview tips

Got yourself a job interview? That means they liked what they saw on your CV. Now’s your chance to really impress. And who better than Deborah Meaden, entrepreneur and Dragon’s’ Den investor, to share tips on how your DofE skills and experience can help you make a great impression.

What’s new?

5 August 2019
It’s expedition season, please get in touch if you want more information about joining an open group.

3 June 2019
Did you know? If you’re a parent and looking for a residential, then the YHA can potentially accommodate your children. Get in touch with them directly for more info.

22 May 2019
Congratulations to our DofE Direct Gold Award holders! Here they all are at Buckingham Palace.

Group of DofE Direct participants at Buckingham Palace Gold Award Presentations

21 May 2019
More Skill ideas; check out U:Bee online courses from money management to understanding bees.

16 May 2019
Fancy doing First Aid for your Skills section? St John Ambulance have launched a helpful toolkit.

15 May 2019
It was great to see all our DofE Direct Award holders at Buckingham Palace this Monday. Check out our Twitter page @DofEOps for photos. You should all feel really proud!

03 May 2019
Another remote way to do your Volunteering via The Mix.

31 March 2019 
We signed up a record 357 DofE Direct participants this financial year and hope many more will join!

27 March 2019
We look forward to meeting Patience B, Zoe G, Yasser K, Helen P and many more of you at Buckingham Palace Gardens to receive your Gold certificates on 13th May!

15 March 2019
Well done Megan L who achieved her Gold Award with DofE Direct. We look forward to meeting you at the Palace.

12 March 2018
Carl B has just the expedition left to complete, you’re nearly there Carl!

10 March 2018
Our price will increase from £50 to £75 from 1 April, if your friends are interested in signing up then let them know.

1 March 2019
Remote volunteering? Missing Maps is a great way to do this