The Duke of Edinburgh's Award aims to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognise their achievements.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-24. Doing their D of E gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities or develop existing skills. There are three progressive levels of programmes which when successfully completed lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Young people create their own D of E programme by choosing a volunteering, physical and skills activity, going on an expedition and, for their Gold only, taking part in a residential project.
Further details can be found on the DofE website www.dofe.org
D of E groups operate across Shropshire in various settings including schools, voluntary youth organisations, youth clubs and uniformed groups. For further information please contact Dave Thorley, D of E Award Officer on 01743 254485 or email email@example.com
(Formerly Service section). The aim of this section is to inspire young people to make a difference within their communities or to an individual's life and develop compassion by giving service to others. Young people can also have their achievements in this section recognised through Millennium Volunteer awards. Check out more including the category finder - http://www.dofe.org/volunteering/
(Formerly Physical Recreation). The aim of the Physical section is to inspire young people to achieve greater physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle through participation and improvement in physical activity. Check out the category finder to see what type of activities are included here - http://www.dofe.org/physical/
Aims to inspire young people to develop practical and social skills and personal interests. Check out which skills are included - http://www.dofe.org/skills/
Aims to inspire young people to develop initiative and a spirit of adventure and discovery, by planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey as part of a team. There is lots more on this if you follow this link http://www.dofe.org/expedition/
If you are interested in volunteering for D of E in Shropshire and/or want details on training opportunities then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org