Gratitude and The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award

In recent weeks parents were approaching us as their children would like to volunteer at Gratitude’s Hub to do a DofE programme.
We have been running DofE programmes for a number of years and are happy to help young people on their life journeys so they are very welcome to join our joyful team.

Please see below our criteria for taking part:

  • The commitment is to volunteer at least 1 hour a week over 3 months.
  • The attendee has to be accompanied by an adult.
  • To give permission for photographs and for social media posting.
  • To attend within our opening times i.e. 7 days 10 am – 5 pm.

So far this year we have 14 teams of kids and parents volunteering. They seem to be enjoying themselves while doing a range of well-appreciated tasks around our hub. So if you wonder who arrange so nicely all the drinks on the shelves or the tins or the rice … here is the answer!

Here we also would like to grab the opportunity to say a huge thank you to these exceptional young people and their parents for their hard work and all the support we received so far.

Gratitude Team

What is the DofE

A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.

14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and uni and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.

Why do the DofE

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