Information for Volunteers - DofE
The success of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Moray is down to the adults who volunteer to support young people through their award. As a DofE volunteer you and make a great difference to young people's lives.
We have a number of roles for volunteers:
• Co-ordinator: setting up and running a DofE centre in your local area
• Leader: assisting the co-ordinator with running a specific group.
• Expedition supervisor: supporting young people through their expedition section.
• Assessor: this could be for a specific section, eg. skills, physical, volunteering, expedition.
• Volunteer/helper: a wide range of support roles are required from admin support, to helping a leader run a group or coaching a skill or physical activity.
• Fundraiser: helping to fundraise and raise awareness of DofE Moray.
Find out more information about volunteer roles. The DofE website provides a complete overview of all volunteer roles.
How to get involved
If you would are interested in getting involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, please follow these steps:
- Email a member of the DofE team to discuss your interest.
- Complete and return the volunteer application form (Word) to your local DofE respresentative.
- On receipt of your forms, we will contact your two referees and send out a Disclosure Scotland pack. It is compulsory that all of our volunteers complete a Disclosure Scotland check so that you are cleared to work with young people. Volunteering cannot commence until this has been completed successfully.
- We will arrange a meeting to check your disclosure form and the three forms of ID you must provide. These can be two photo IDs (e.g. Passport/ Driving licence) and a utility/bank statement with your current address on it. We will cover the costs to process your Disclosure Scotland check.
Support and Training
There is a range of training courses you will need to complete. These vary depending on your role.
- The eInduction course is the first step for all our volunteers. This online course provides an overview of DofE and its structure. We also run a classroom based course which covers the ethos and core values of the Award.
- Other training you may be required to do includes child protection training, youth work and group skills.
- We also offer courses for Expedition Supervisors, Expedition Assessor Accreditation and eDofE training.
- Find out more about what training will be happening soon at our calendar of events.
You will be added to the DofE Moray volunteers email list so that you are included in all information circulated locally about DofE. As a DofE volunteer you will automatically become a member of the Moray Local Awards Committee charity and can attend meetings to ‘have your say’ on how DofE is developed in Moray.
As a volunteer you can request a support meeting at any time.
If you are looking for a form or further information on a DofE subject related to volunteers, please check out Useful Links. We will keep adding information that is relevant to you to the useful links page. Let us know if there is anything more that may be useful to you.
Duke of Edinburgh Moray Award Officer
Lossiemouth Community Centre