– Complete the couch to 5k, or many of the other NHS fitness sessions

– Do an online yoga course with Lizzie Ward Yoga. For more information please email [email protected].

– Do an hour’s YouTube fitness video each week (you can try Bootcamps, pilates, dance routines and more)

– If you’ve got a garden, do some circuit training

– Get out on your bike in your local area – use an app to track your routes to upload as evidence on eDofE

– WiiFit games

– Completing different walks in your local area

– Sport skills (i.e. practising skills to develop in your favourite sport)

– Yoga (you could also use YouTube tutorials)

– Fitness challenges (e.g. 100 press up challenge, plank challenge, step challenge)


– Share your creative talents and interests and achieve an Arts Award qualification

– You can do a John Muir Award to discover nature from home

– You can do a STEM based project and do a CREST Award 

– Take part in online quizzes and learn about new subjects with Quizlet

– Do an free online money management course with the Open University

– Complete an online course with U:Bee

– Complete a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in an area that interests you

– Complete ICC Educate’s online Awesome Exporting course

– Complete weekly Adventures At Home with Girl Guiding

– Take part in online music lessons with Waltham Forest Music Tuition 

– Join the virtual youth orchestra if you already play an instrument

– Learn to play an instrument – use YouTube or other online videos to help you

– Complete an online typing course with Spark 4 Kids, Type It or Qwerty Kids 

– Learn how to code with Ignite Hubs or Spark 4 Kid

– Do a free web based CISCO Course in Internet of Things, Linux Unhatched or Cyber Security

– Learn coding and programming skills online

– Learn to build a website

– Explore The Great Indoors with weekly activities from the Scouts

– Brush up on your driving skills with GA Driving Education’s home-based course

– Try Growing Minds’ online wellbeing and mindfulness course

– Sharpen your photography skills with Sharp Shots Photo Club’s online course

– Learn to cook in your own kitchen with a brilliant remote cookery course from one of our Approved Activity Providers: Be in the Kitchen, Blackberry Cottage, Egg and Soldiers, Flora’s Kitchen, Kiddy Cook, Lorna Wing Cookery, Sassy Stirrers and The Organic Cookery School

– Make your own bath bombs and soaps with Soakster

– Learning sign language

– Learn first aid with St John Ambulance

– Learn to knit, sew or crochet

– Make birthday / greeting cards – learning to do decoupage or print screen

– Learn some DIY skills – help out with any jobs at home

– Learn to garden – set up a vegetable or herb plot at home

– Create an app to help with online learning for primary students

– Learn to conjure / do magic tricks

– Research your family: set up a family tree online and use resources to find out more about them – call your family to chat about their memories and family stories – ask them to send copies of birth and death certificates to help you in your research – how far can you go back?

– Reading; write and share a book review of each one you read

– Painting, drawing or model making

– Table top gaming

– Film making or vlogging

– Put up a birdfeeder and learn about the birds coming to your garden

– Meditation – Headspace app


– You can fundraise to raise money for the Royal medical Benevolent Fund through Medic Mentor

– You can take part in a John Muir Award and help to conserve nature from home

– Volunteer for Kissing It Better and remote support elderly people who are in isolation

– Take part in a digital personal safety campaign with Resolve It

– St John Ambulance – 12 week fundraising plan

– Try some ideas from Leonard Cheshire’s guide to 12-week volunteering from home

– Create a fundraising plan for the British Heart Foundation

– Become an Energy Envoy with the National Energy Foundation

Virtual volunteering

Missing maps project

– Participate in research of all kinds, from classifying galaxies to counting penguins to transcribing manuscripts with Zooniverse

– If you are a Young Carer, your caring responsibilities can count for your volunteering. The Assessor should be a professional who is supporting you with your caring role, ideally from a Young Carers Project or Social Work/Youth Work departments. Young Carers should also be encouraged to contact their nearest Young Carers Project

– Prepare some sessions for future Beaver, Cub, Rainbow, Brownie or youth group meeting for once they resume

– Prepare some resources to be used by the younger members of your youth group to be sent home to parents online to help them during isolation

– Prepare some meal parcels, go shopping or walk the dog of people who are affected by coronavirus

– Skype talk / face time / WhatsApp call to the elderly neighbour to keep them from being isolated

– Maintain Facebook or Instagram page / websites for a local group or charity