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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. 


  • Learn about their community and feel a sense of belonging and purpose
  • Learn to take responsibility for their communities and their own actions by committing and perservering with an activity
  • Build new relationships with members of their community, decreasing fears and prejudice and increasing community cohesion
  • Further understand their own strengths and weaknesses by evaluating their own progress and building confidence and self-esteem
  • Get a chance to develop teamwork and leadership skills, increasing their employability and work experience
  • Have the opportunity to trust others and in turn be trusted
  • Enjoy new adventures

Volunteering Section Ideas

- Helping People
- Community Action and Raising Awareness
- Coaching, Teaching and Leadership
- Working With The Environment Or Animals
- Helping A Charity or Community Organisation


Bronze3 or 6 months
Silver6 or 12 months
Gold12 or 18 months

Involvement is measured in full months with an average involvement of at least one hour per week.  There is flexibility as how the hours are deployed as long as there is regular involvement throughout.

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