Volunteers on the programme will get the chance to help young people discover their potential by assisting with a wide range of outdoor and adventure activities, including walking, camping and orienteering.
Over 275,000 young people a year, from all walks of life, take part in the Award programme to broaden their horizons, develop their leadership skills, learn to work with others, volunteer in their local communities, increase their employability, and prove to themselves they can succeed at serious challenges.
The Bronze Award is open to young people aged 14 and over and consists of four sections which need to be completed - Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. Volunteers will work with the participants to help them decide on ways to complete each section.
Exeter City’s Football in the Community Trust launched their DofE programme last year, having previously helped to deliver the award scheme at St James and St Luke’s schools.
Jamie Vittles, Community Trust Manager for Exeter City Football Club’s Football in the Community Trust said: “The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a great opportunity for young people to gain new skills, meet new people and get more involved in their community. There are a huge range of activities to take part in, and it doesn’t have to be anything to do with football!
“We’re looking for volunteers to help us run this year’s programme, and really help make a difference to young people’s lives. The experiences DofE participants gain can be completely life changing and put them on the path to a fantastic future, so it’s a very rewarding scheme to be involved with as a volunteer. If anyone has a bit of spare time to help young people in Devon reach their potential, please get in touch!”
Anyone interested in getting involved with Exeter City FC’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award should contact Danny Harris on 01392 255611 or email email@example.com for more information.
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