Duke of Edinburgh Volunteers

News - 14 June

Duke of Edinburgh Volunteers

Homewood School Duke of Edinburgh students have been awarded a certificate in recognition of spending over 270 hours volunteering in their communities during the past year.

The volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh programme requires students to volunteer during their own time and they each need an independent assessor for each voluntary choice. Our students have volunteered in many community projects including:

  • Supporting care homes in their local communities.
  • Working with adults and younger students with learning disabilities.
  • Helping out Scouts and Guide organisations.
  • Volunteering at a Riding School and working with disabled adults and children.
  • Joining litter picking and keeping beaches clean groups.
  • Assisting with animals including Homewood Farm, The Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary and various rescue centres.
  • Helping with maths and reading skills at Primary Schools.
  • Helping with Heritage and National Trust including restoration projects.
  • Coaching under 9s and 13s Cricket.

The volunteering element of the Duke of Edinburgh programme has an incredibly positive impact on communities, as well as enabling students to develop a passion for a particular cause or learning new and valuable skills.

Dofe certificate