Voluntary DofE roles
There are all kinds of ways to get involved with the DofE the following roles are ones that help deliver the DofE directly:
|Expedition Assessors check that the participant’s expedition is of the right standard to qualify for the level of the Award. If you have experience of DofE expeditions and are capable of supporting yourself outdoors, this is a great role to make a real impact.|
|Expedition Supervisors are responsible for the safety and welfare of young people whilst on expeditions. This role requires lots of expedition experience and is a great step onto other outdoor awards.|
|Expedition support staff|
|Expedition support staff will help the Supervisor to deliver a safe expedition. Undertaking this role is a great way to get further expedition experience.|
Award Verifiers need plenty of knowledge of the DofE, it might be a role come to later in your career. Verifiers grant final approval of Awards, making sure that they are of the right standard; they are completely independent from the delivery of the DofE to the young people.
|Assessors check the progress of a young person’s DofE programme and agrees the completion of that section e.g. they might be their squash coach and write about how much they’ve improved over the last six months. If you’re involved with an organisation that runs a suitable DofE activity, providing support in this area is hugely beneficial to those doing their DofE.|
|DofE Leaders are responsible for a DofE group, they help, support and encourage participants to complete their training and DofE programmes. If you want to help others to do their DofE, this is a role that you’ll find very rewarding.|
|Helpers normally assist the DofE Leader with the running of the group, supporting and encouraging participants. Helpers are invaluable to Leaders and their efforts mean that more young people can take part.|
|Supervisors have a similar role to Assessors, Supervisors make sure the participant’s DofE experience is safe and support them to keep on track throughout.|
Other roles: Also consider, teaming up with your old DofE centre/group to support them – through attending events, helping to fundraise or telling other people about your positive DofE experience you can help raise awareness of the Charity locally and nationally.