Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Volunteering

Work towards the world’s leading youth achievement award as you volunteer!

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) gives 14 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be. A fun adventure and major challenge, three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) offer endless possibilities to anyone aged 14 to 24. Millions of young people in the UK have already taken part in the world’s leading youth achievement award – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications. Time to get involved and go the extra mile?

The Award has four sections:

  • Volunteering
  • Skill
  • Physical
  • Expedition


Check out this video from DofE about volunteering.


Why not make your volunteering count towards the Duke of Edinburgh's Award? At the Bronze level this involves just an hour of volunteering every week for three months! You can earn reward points too. Complete the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award and gain 3000 reward points, for silver 3500 points and gold 4000 points.

All you need to do to get started is get in touch and we will let you know where and when in Renfrewshire you can do the award. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Renfrewshire is run in every secondary school. It is also run in Mary Russell School and Kersland School. You can also take part through one of our community based open award groups in Paisley or Erskine.

Find out more about the DofE by visiting their website here here

To register your interest in doing the Award in Renfrewshire just click this link and complete the form

Register for DofE in Renfrewshire

If you aren't sure and would like to know more about DofE in Renfrewshire drop us an email at youth@renfrewshire.gov.uk and we'll get back to you.