The Open Award Centre is staffed by volunteers - and we always need more!
Do you have a skill you could offer, or do you want to learn a new skill yourself whilst working with young people. Perhaps you hold the Award yourself and want to give something back? then we want to hear from you!
Here's how it works.....
Contact us, by email, letter or phone and arrange to meet us for a chat. That chat will be a two way discussion - where we get to know you, what you do and what you want to offer the Award in Coleraine. But just as important - its your chance to get to know us, ask questions and see first hand what we do.
Although some volunteers offer time every week, the majority of our leaders offer assistance for only a few days, or even just a few hours per year. Its totally up to you, but everything is useful.
All of our leaders have to complete an application form, provide 2 character references, complete Child Protection Training and an Access NI Enhanced check will be carried out prior to starting work with young people.
Covid 19 Update
As you are aware with the current situation with Covid-19 participants can no longer continue with activities that they would have been engaged in previously. There are a number of online resources available that participants can continue with their Award from home. Please check out the DofE with a difference website for further details.