Duke of Edinburgh's Award Volunteering
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) is looking for University students and staff to get involved as programme Leaders, Trainers and Assessors with The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE).
In 2014, ENSA became the first Scottish Higher Education Duke of Edinburgh Direct Licensing Centre, meaning that the Union will be fully authorised to provide the means for students to complete the award whether they started at school or are completely new to DofE.
If you would like to ask any questions or express an interest in volunteering just get in touch with the DofE Coordinator:
Phone - 0131 229 8791
DofE Leaders will help support participants in completing their awards, will motivate and encourage them, and will work with the DofE Co-ordinator to create and implement a programme of events and training sessions for groups. You may also be asked to help with administrative or operational tasks, lead activity sessions or socials, and use your experience to advise new participants.
DofE Trainers are qualified Mountain Leaders, First Aid or Navigation teachers, or other people who can provide training to current DofE participants.
DofE Assessors will work with an individual participant on their skills or physical section and will help them set goals, monitor progress, and provide a brief assessor's report at the end of the section. We will usually match Assessors with participants who are doing a relevant skill, and aim to build up a database of Assessors ready to match. Examples of skills are:
Dressmaking, photography, guitar playing, speaking a second language, astronomy, baking, circus skills, video editing, motorcycle maintenance, woodworking, brewing beer, event planning, drawing....the list goes on!
Volunteering to work with a DofE group is personally rewarding, as well as helping others to achieve a Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Whether you are an Award holder or not, if you have skills, hobbies or life-experience you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you.