Find an opportunity

Use our Opportunity Finder to locate an expedition or residential from one of the DofE’s 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 under £100.

Volunteering opportunities:

Volunteer remotely

Get fit whilst volunteering with Good Gym.*

Expedition opportunities:

Zest for Adventure

T: 01525 850 368
M: 07900 410 327
E: [email protected]
– Gold Training and Practice Expedition: Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 July 2020, The Brecon Beacons: £300 (£250 + VAT), instalments available
– Gold Qualifying Expedition: Wednesday 28 October to Sunday 1 November 2020, The Dark Peak District: £300 (£250 + VAT), instalments available
Complete Programme: £540.00 (£450.00 + VAT)


E: [email protected]
– Gold Training and Practice Expedition; April and July 2020: £330 (£275 + VAT), instalments available
– Gold Qualifiers are running in July, August and September 2020: £330 (£275 + VAT), instalments available
Gold canoe Practice in April or Qualifier in July: £420 (£350 + VAT), instalments available

Gift your Gear

This charity supports organisations working with young people in the outdoors. They take donations of unwanted kit and offer them for free locally. You can follow them on twitter as Gift your Gear regularly advertise the latest donations on offer.

Residential opportunities:

Make sure to check your residential counts for your Gold programme here.

Free Vision England residential. Click here for more information

Free Scouts residential. Click here for more information.

Waterway Recovery Group

National Trust Working Holiday


YHA Working Holiday

Over The Wall



Skills opportunities:

Money Management with the Open University.
Please note this course will take you 4 months but you can do some additional work on your own such as budgeting.

Distance Learning – check out our distance learning providers

Physical opportunities:

Getting fit and giving back to your community at the same time with Good Gym.*

*You can combine your Good Gym work into 2 activities; volunteering and physical. As long as you spend at least 1 hour per week or 2 hours every fortnight on each. For example; 2 hours every fortnight running to the park where you’re litter picking. Then the litter picking activity itself must also be 2 hours every fortnight, so a clear distinction.

Opportunity Finder

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