The River Thames outside DLD College London

Volunteering recognition from Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award scheme

10th June 22

Volunteering has a huge impact on young people which is why it’s such an essential part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme. Whether it’s by giving back to their community, developing a passion for a particular cause, or learning a new skill through their volunteering activity, the Volunteering section changes lives and has a positive impact on communities.

DLD College London has this week received a certificate from the DofE scheme celebrating our own DofE students’ volunteering and its impact.

In total they have dedicated 78 hours to volunteering between April 2021 and March 2022, with a social value of £360.36.

This is an incredible achievement and we, as well as the DofE scheme, are extremely proud of the participants. They have spent their hours volunteering within school – mentoring or volunteering via their Student Council roles which fall under the ‘helping people’ & ‘coaching’ categories. This has enabled them to support less experienced students both in their academic experience and personal development. Others volunteered externally in a neighbourhood support capacity, walking dogs or doing some basic gardening for less mobile neighbours and collecting groceries for vulnerable neighbours during the COVID lockdowns.

Jan Haines, Houseparent and Duke of Edinburgh Award lead