When completing each section of your DofE, you should develop a programme which is specific and relevant to you. This sheet gives you a list of programme ideas that you could do or you could use it as a starting point to create a Volunteering programme of your own!
For each idea, there is a useful document giving you guidance on how to do it, which you can find under the category finder on www.DofE.org/volunteering
It’s your choice...
Volunteering gives you the chance to make a difference to people’s lives and use your skills and experience to help your local community. You can use this opportunity to become involved in a project or with an organisation that you care about.
Help with planning
You can use the handy programme planner on the website to work with your Leader to plan your activity.
Helping older people
Helping people in need
Helping people with special needs Youth work
Community action & raising awareness:
Council representation Drug & alcohol education Home accident prevention Peer education
Promotion & PR
Working with the environment or animals:
Working at an animal rescue centre Litter picking
Beach and coastline conservation Zoo/farm/nature reserve work
Helping a charity or community organisation:
Being a charity intern Being a volunteer
Serving a faith community
Supporting a charity
Working in a charity shop
Coaching, teaching and leadership:
DofE Leadership Group leadership Leading a voluntary
- Girls’ Venture Corps
- Sea Cadets
- Air Cadets
- Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade - St John Ambulance