Below are loads of ideas of ways you can volunteer from home or remotely. For more inspiration, check out our full list of Volunteering section activities.

– Fundraise for an important cause, such as St John Ambulance, YHA, Leonard Cheshire or The British Heart Foundation

– Remotely support elderly people who are in isolation with Kissing It Better

– Help with social media content for YHA

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

– Become a volunteering videographer for YHA

– Become an Energy Envoy with the National Energy Foundation

– Become a youth ambassador with Anthony Nolan

– Volunteer online with the British Red Cross missing maps project

– Participate in research of all kinds with Zooniverse and ZSL

– Take part in a John Muir Award and help to conserve nature from home

– 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 are also encouraged to contact their nearest Young Carers Project.

– Prepare some sessions for future Beaver, Cub, Rainbow, Brownie or youth group meetings

– Prepare some meal parcels, go shopping or walk the dog of people who have been affected by COVID-19

– Skype talk / FaceTime / WhatsApp call an elderly neighbour to prevent isolation

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


Below are loads of ideas of ways you can do your Physical section at home. For more inspiration, check out our full list of Physical section activities.

– Do an online yoga course with Lizzie Ward YogaThe Kindness ClubYoga CharmD or The Yoga Gate

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

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

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

– Take part in various WiiFit games

– Do some fitness challenges (such as 100 press up challenge, plank challenge, step challenge)


Below are loads of ideas of ways you can do your Skills section at home. For more inspiration, check out our full list of Skills section activities.

– Learn first aid with St John Ambulance

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

– Complete an online course with U:Bee

– Complete ICC Educate’s online Awesome Exporting course

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

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

– Learn how to code with Ignite Hubs, Fire Tech or Spark 4 Kids

– 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, iPhotography or Click Photography.

– Learn to cook in your own kitchen with Be in the KitchenBlackberry Cottage, Cookability,  Egg and SoldiersFlora’s KitchenKiddy CookLorna Wing Cookery, Sassy StirrersThe Organic Cookery School, Etoile Bakery, Chalets de Charme – Season It Cookery(t/a Blue Sky Skills) and Ruth’s Little Kitchen

– Make your own bath bombs and soaps with Soakster

– Learn how to speak an African language with Tuition for Juniors

– Learn how to create a film with LemonWedge

– Find out about Creative Careers with Strange Creative

– Express yourself with a creative writing course

– Learn sign language

– Do a free online CISCO Course in Internet of ThingsLinux Unhatched or Cyber Security

– Explore The Great Indoorswith weekly activities from the Scouts

– Join the virtual youth orchestra

– Complete weekly Adventures At Home with Girl Guiding

– Do a John Muir Award to discover nature from home

– Do a STEM based project with a CREST Award 

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

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