To connect with your community and contribute/give back
What It's All About
Perhaps the most personal of all The Duke of Ed sections, Volunteering is all about giving back to the community. Whatever passions you may have, whether it's care and concern for the environment, a love of animals, a desire to make a difference to live of those less fortunate, referee your favourite sport or help the sick or elderly, the Volunteering Section offers the structure to fulfill these passions.
Volunteering offers Participants the opportunity to engage with society and gain an understanding of the importance of their role within both their immediate and global community. It gives the change to connect with individuals and groups they may have previously overlooked or not been aware of, and to make a real difference to their world.
What You Get Out Of It
By getting involved with the community, Participants should enjoy making a real difference to the lives of others, and through this develop a greater responsibility to themselves and wider society. Through regular commitment, you will begin to form a lifelong habit of community involvement and voluntary service!
There are a bunch of things you can get from it:
It's personal and fun
You will make a real difference
You might surprise yourself
You can do it with your mates, and you might make some new ones along the way
You will feel great
Connect with people and make new friends
You will learn new interpersonal skills
You may learn a lot about yourself