Local opportunities

There are loads of different things you can do in Richmond for your DofE! Don't forget to ask at your school or college for more opportunities.

Parents and carers

Please note that for all DofE participation arranged outside the Council, it is the parent or carer's responsibility to ensure the suitability of the provider.

Activity Description Further information
Bike Skills / Maintenance / Polo Learn new or take part in bike polo for your Physical section, or take part in bike maintenance for your Skills section at Searchlight Youth Centre. Bike Skills / Maintenance / Polo(pdf, 5704KB)
Blog for your DofE Blog about your Duke of Edinburgh's Award for your Skills section. Blog(pdf, 198KB)
Childreach Raise money for Childreach International for your Volunteering section. Childreach International(pdf, 2184KB)
Crane Park Island Nature Reserve Help with conservation and species identification at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve for your Volunteering or Skills sections. Crane Park Island Nature Reserve(pdf, 894KB)
Environment Trust Complete your Volunteering or Skills section with the Environment Trust by doing practical conservation in your local area. Environment Trust(pdf, 117KB)
Kempton Nature Reserve Conservation work at Kempton Nature Reserve for your Volunteering or Skills sections. Kempton Nature Reserve(pdf, 170KB)
Kingston You're Welcome Complete your Volunteering section with the Kingston You're Welcome programme to help make sexual health services in your area more young people friendly. Kingston You're Welcome(pdf, 418KB)
Local care groups Volunteer at local care groups by giving friendly and practical help for those in need. Local care groups(pdf, 292KB)
Orange Tree Theatre Volunteer with the Orange Tree Theatre for your Volunteering section, or watch the shows and write reviews for your Skills section. Orange Tree Theatre(pdf, 130KB)
Parkour Learn the art of Parkour at Ham Youth Centre for your Physical. Parkour(pdf, 259KB)
Peer Elections Learn about democracy and elections by volunteering your time for the youth election team. Peer Elections(pdf, 563KB)
Richmond Buddy Scheme Volunteer with Richmond Buddy Scheme for your Volunteering section as you partner up with other young people in the borough to be their travel buddy. Richmond Buddy Scheme(pdf, 770KB)
Richmond Libraries Volunteer your time at Richmond Libraries for your Volunteering or Skills sections. Richmond Libraries
Royal London Society for Blind People Complete your Volunteering section by being part of RLSB's Peer and Social groups. Support young people to go to the theatre, enjoy a day out at Thorpe Park, go rope-running, climb walls, explore Camden Market and more. Royal London Society for Blind People(pdf, 1003KB)
Strawberry Hill House Support the running of an independent historic house for your Volunteering section and develop skills in retail and customer service. Strawberry Hill House(pdf, 404KB)
The Cinnamon Trust The Cinnamon Trust match a DofE volunteer with an elderly person in their area whose dog needs walking. 16+ or accompanied by an adult. The Cinnamon Trust
Tree House Learning Volunteer for Tree House Learning by assisting Forest School leaders to deliver outdoor learning experiences to children. Tree House Learning(pdf, 1128KB)
Volunteering Richmond Find volunteering placements around the borough. Volunteering Richmond(pdf, 1535KB)
Residential opportunities - Gold only
Activity Description Further information
Gold Award Forum Apply to the GAF to have your say on the direction of the DofE and take part in an international residential (Residential & Volunteering or Skills sections). Gold Award Forum
New Leader Programme Apply to the New Leader Programme to learn the skills to become a DofE Leader and to take part in an international residential. New Leader Programme
Trewern Residential - Complete an outdoor activity residential with Trewern outdoor centre in Wales. Trewern outdoor centre

Updated: 22 June 2017