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    Expeditions Wales Open Silver


    Open Silver Walking Expeditions 2017 – Expeditions Wales (Mid Wales)
    We are offering individuals & small groups the opportunity to join our popular Open Silver Walking expeditions in Mid Wales for practice or qualifying. Price is £160.00 per participant, per expedition and includes group equipment, training, supervision and assessment (for qualifying expeditions), as well as extensive pre-course information. Very easy to get to by train or car.
    Dates:
    • Sunday 9th July to Wednesday 12th July
    • Sunday 20th August to Wednesday 23rd August
    • Sunday 22nd October to Wednesday 25th October

    For full information and further details contact Alix on 07528 372160, email alix@expeditionswales.co.uk or visit www.expeditionswales.co.uk for many more details and to book online.
     

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    Expeditions Wales Open Gold


    Open Gold Walking Expeditions 2017 – Expeditions Wales (Mid Wales)
    We are offering individuals & small groups the opportunity to join our popular Open Gold Walking expeditions in Mid Wales for practice or qualifying. Price is £240.00 per participant, per expedition and includes group equipment, training, supervision and assessment (for qualifying expeditions), as well as extensive pre course information. Very easy to get to by train or car.

    Dates:
    • Saturday 15th July to Thursday 20th July
    • Sunday 6th Aug to Friday 11th Aug
    • Saturday 19th Aug to Thursday 24th Aug
    • Tuesday 29th Aug to Sunday 3rd Sept
    • Saturday 2nd Sept to Thursday 7th Sept
    • Saturday 21st Oct to Thursday 26th Oct

    For full information and further details contact Alix on 07528 372160, email alix@expeditionswales.co.uk or visit www.expeditionswales.co.uk for many more details and to book online.
     

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    Volunteering Journeys Ltd; Volunteer in India - Teaching children in local schools in Kerala


     

    Our teaching in India Gold Residential is an amazing opportunity to travel to an exotic location, immerse into culture and give back to critical education programs. You will be supported throughout your time in India by experienced and local staff. You will be helping at a local school where you will assist local teachers or conduct small group sessions teaching children aged between 6 to 16 years English and various activities that will help their development.

     

    This program is really hands on, giving you a chance to develop your skills in communication, organisation and team building. Group living and sharing you experience with other volunteers who will be present on this program is the perfect way to volunteer abroad.

     

    Dates: All Year
    Cost : £499 onwards
    To apply visit www.volunteeringjourneys.com/apply-online/
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/volunteeringjourneys.com
     

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    Volunteering Journeys Ltd; Community Development Gold Residential in Asia & Africa


     

    Africa and Asia countries are no ordinary places. Here the intensity of culture and diversity of people will be blow you away. This Gold Residential program abroad is in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand and South Africa.

     

    Volunteering overseas is a perfect way to learn and develop skills, living outside your comfort zone and having the time of your life. Expect to meet like minded individuals, getting immersed into a new culture and developing skills. All our projects are supported by experienced local teams and you can be assured that this Duke of Edinburgh volunteer placement will enable you to grow as a person, make new friends and build on important skills that you can keep for life. We look forward to having you join us on our Overseas Residential.

     

    Dates: All Year
    Cost : Depends on duration & project
    Apply via volunteeringjourneys.com/apply-online/
     

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    Action Tutoring – support disadvantaged young people to reach their potential



    Volunteer for an hour a week, tutoring young people in either maths or English at your local secondary school. You will be supporting pupils facing socio-economic disadvantage to build their confidence and helping to ensure they leave school with the grades to equip them to go on to further education, employment or training.


    Action Tutoring operates in Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Liverpool, London and Sheffield and its programmes start at the beginning of each school term. Training is available to all volunteers and travel expenses can be reimbursed for up to £5 per session. We are looking for tutors who have or are studying for a degree and have an A or B grade A Level, or equivalent, in the subject they wish to tutor.


    Visit actiontutoring.org.uk for more information or click here to apply.
    Contact hello@actiontutoring.org.uk with any questions.
     

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    Do your DofE gold residential with Oyster Worldwide


    As a Duke of Edinburgh`s Award Approved Activity Provider, Oyster are pleased to offer the following programmes that meet the criteria for your Gold Residential Award.

     

    Oyster Worldwide is a gap year and responsible travel specialist who organise worthwhile volunteering projects in several countries across the world.

    You are able to take part in the following projects; working with elephants in Namibia, with monkeys or elephants in South Africa, experiencing life as a game ranger on a South African game reserve, volunteering in a wildlife sanctuary in Thailand, or monitoring turtles in beautiful Costa Rica.

    Our programmes run throughout the year except Turtle conservation which is available between July and December during the nesting season.

     

    Prices vary dependant on how long you would like to volunteer for. For more information please contact us or view a detailed description of our programmes on our website www.oysterworldwide.com

     

    Telephone: 01892 770 771
    Email: emailus@oysterworldwide.com

     

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    The Adventure Element Ltd


    Based in the Lake District, our aim is to provide professionally delivered and supervised expeditions for all young people. Our comprehensive ‘Open Award Expeditions’ are ideal for making the expedition process challenging whilst enjoyable and achievable.

     

    6-DAY TRAINING AND PRACTICE EXPEDITIONS 2017 - ON FOOT

    16th October to 21st October : Yorkshire Dales
    23rd October to 28th October : North Lake District

    Your expedition will be fully supported. As part of our packages you will receive:

    Bunkhouse or YHA accommodation
    Camping fees
    Free use of group equipment.
    Tents
    Gas Trangia stoves and fuel
    Group First aid kits
    Maps and Compass
    Group shelters
    Comprehensive training by highly experienced and qualified staff
    Full Safety Supervision

    COST: £270
    CONTACT:
    www.theadventureelement.co.uk
    info@theadventureelement.co.uk
    01768 800212
     

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    The Adventure Element Ltd


    Based in the Lake District, our aim is to provide professionally delivered and supervised expeditions for all young people. Our comprehensive ‘Open Award Expeditions’ are ideal for making the expedition process challenging whilst enjoyable and achievable.

     

    6-DAY QUALIFYING EXPEDITIONS 2017 - ON FOOT

    16th October to 21st October : Yorkshire Dales
    23rd October to 28th October : North Lake District

     

    Your expedition will be fully supported. As part of our packages you will receive:

     

    Bunkhouse or YHA accommodation
    Camping fees
    Free use of group equipment.
    Tents
    Gas Trangia stoves and fuel
    Group First aid kits
    Maps and Compass
    Group shelters
    Comprehensive training by highly experienced and qualified staff
    Full Safety Supervision
    Accredited Assessors

    COST: £270

    www.theadventurelement.co.uk
    info@theadventureelement.co.uk
    01768 800212

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    Lupine Adventure Co-operative - Open Gold Expedition


    Dates:23 -27 October 2017
    Location: Yorkshire Dales
    Cost:£245 (or £220 if booked before 28th August 2017)
    Mode of Travel: Foot

     

    Join with others to complete your practice or assessed DofE gold expedition. In the weeks before the event we'll all get in touch over email and everyone will take a part in route planning over email. If you are booking on a qualifier then your group will have at agree on an aim as well. You'll meet with your instructor in the afternoon of the advertised start date and will spend the afternoon and evening getting into the swing of things with a navigation refresher, review of the route and going over our emergency procedures. You will then turn in for the night ready to start the 4 day expedition the next day.

     

    The price includes Mountain Leader qualified Supervision and all campsite fees.


    All gold open award groups are given the means to call the emergency services via satellite (i.e. not relying on mobile phone signal) by way of a personal locator beacon or a Spot 3 tracker with SOS button

     

    Lupine Adventure Co-operative is a not for profit company providing outdoor education and recreation to young people and adults. We hold an AALA license meaning that our procedures and staff qualifications are checked on an annual basis by highly qualified and experienced outdoor professional working on behalf of the health and safety executive.

     

    For more information on our open award expeditions please visit our website or contact us at lupine@lupineadventure.co.uk or on 0113 4103712
    www.lupineadventure.co.uk

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    Volunteering Opportunities with Plymouth Environmental Action


    Plymouth Environmental Action (PEA) carry out a variety of conservation projects including dry-stone walling, meadow management, wildlife pond creation, hedge-laying, tree planting, coppicing, biological surveying, beach cleans, and invasive plant species management to name a few!

     

    FREE minibus transport is provided from Plymouth City Centre for our volunteering sessions and events as well as plenty of tea and biscuits!

     

    Waterproofs and Wellington boots can also be provided! Email plymouthenvironmentalaction@hotmail.co.uk, text 07749 818360 Website www.pea-volunteering.co.uk

    Children under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.
     

    Residential opportunities at Grafham Water Centre,


    We are delighted to support candidates in achieving their DofE Gold Award by offering an activity based residential experience. Spend five days and four nights away from home with like-minded people and complete a National Governing Body Award in either Sailing, Paddlesports or Climbing. Which one you choose is up to you!!

    The residential costs £375 and includes food, accommodation and activity instruction.


    Dates for 2017:

    Monday 14 – Friday 18 August,

    Monday 28 August – Friday 1 September,

    Monday 23 – Friday 27 October


    For more information and to book please call 01480 810521 or visit our website http://www.grafham-water-centre.co.uk/youth-and-family/dofe/

     

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    Reach Outdoors Residential


    Take your DofE to a new level : Gold Residential Week

    Action-packed, multi-activity Residential

    Fantastic opportunity to discover the best that South Devon has to offer through a range of high adrenaline outdoor activities lead by the South West Adventure Specialists.

    Activities can include;

    Rock climbing, Abseiling, Sea Kayaking, Raft Building, Bushcraft and Survival Skills, Orienteering, Coasteering, Caving, Moorland Navigation, Archery, Stand up Paddleboarding, Team building and Problem Solving activities.

    Price : £310 all inclusive - all you need to do is turn up!
    Course cost includes all technical activity equipment, Highly experienced and qualified instruction, Pick up from local train station, Transport during the week, Accommodation in a local comfortable bunkhouse in prime location, All meals inclusive but prepared by the group.
    Dates;

    7th – 11th August 2017
    21st – 25th August 2017
    4th – 8th September 2017
    23rd – 27th October 2017

    Reach Outdoors is Devon's top ranked activity provider on Trip Advisor and Award winning in both the South Devon and Devon Tourism Awards.
     

    Contact Rachel on rachel@reach-outdoors.com

     

    Visit: http://www.reach-outdoors.com/

     

    Telephone: 01626 873625 or 07850 653120

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    Essex Wildlife Trust Volunteering Opportunities


    Are you great with people? The Essex Wildlife Trust have 11 centres across Essex which are our main point of contact with the general public. We are seeking centre volunteers to generally lend a hand, welcome people to the centres, make cups of tea and help with the retail and café outlets as required.

    Absolutely no wildlife knowledge is required but enthusiasm is essential, all the work you do in the centres will help contribute to our on the ground conservation work.

    In return you will receive training; which may include food hygiene, wildlife courses and first aid depending on the role. Logo uniform, travel expenses and the chance to work with a friendly and professional team of volunteers and staff.

    For more information please contact  Kellyo@essexwt.org.uk with the email subject Centre Volunteer.

     

    Adventure Expeditions Gold expeditions


    Open Gold Practice and Qualifying Expeditions 2017www.adventure-expeditions.net
    Join us and other like-minded individuals in the UK to complete your Gold Practice and / or Qualifying expedition. Our friendly instructors are there to welcome you and support you in both getting to know your team and completing each stage of your expedition. Locations are easily accessible by public transport and information packs are sent out in advance so that you can fully prepare. Ideal for anyone who cannot make their school dates or does not have a team to complete their expedition with.
    • 10th – 15th July 2017, Snowdonia;
    • 17th – 22nd July 2017, Peak District;
    • 24th – 29th July 2017, Snowdonia;
    • 31st July – 5th August 2017, Peak District;
    • 7th – 12th August 2017, Brecon Beacons;
    • 14th – 19th August 2017, Lake District;
    • 16th – 22nd August 2017, Isle of Arran (£280.00);
    • 21st – 26th August 2017, Brecon Beacons;
    • 16th – 21st October 2017, Lake District;
    • 23rd – 28th October 2017, Peak District.

    The first two days are spent getting to know your team, preparing route cards and undertaking pre-expedition checks from a comfortable bunkhouse with good local facilities and transport links. You then head out on expedition with our friendly instructors and assessors to support you. £265.00 including all accommodation and group kit (or discount to £510.00 if you book both your practice / qualifying expedition). For more information about Adventure Expeditions and full expedition details or to book your place: www.adventure-expeditions.net or contact the office on: info@adventure-expeditions.net Tel +44 (0) 1433 651449 if you would like further information.
     

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    Adventure Expeditions Silver expeditions


    Open Silver Practice and Qualifying Expeditions 2017: Peak District - www.adventure-expeditions.net
    Join us and other like-minded individuals in the Peak District to complete your Silver Practice and / or Qualifying expedition. Our friendly instructors are there to welcome you and support you in both getting to know your team and completing each stage of your expedition. Locations are easily accessible by public transport and information packs are sent out in advance so that you can fully prepare. Ideal for anyone who cannot make their school dates or does not have a team to complete their expedition with.
    • 24th – 27th July 2017, White Peak, Peak District;
    • 7th – 10th August 2017, White Peak, Peak District;
    • 30th Aug – 2nd September 2017, Dark Peak, Peak District;
    • 23rd – 26th October 2017, Dark Peak, Peak district.

    A warm welcome guaranteed! 4 days, £185.00 including all accommodation and group kit included (or discount to £360.00 if you book both your practice/qualifying expedition). For more information about Adventure Expeditions and full expedition details or to book your place: www.adventure-expeditions.net , email: info@adventure-expeditions.net , Tel +44 (0) 1433 651449.
     

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    Adventure Expeditions Bronze Expeditions


    Open Bronze Practice and Qualifying Expeditions 2017: Peak District - www.adventure-expeditions.net
    Join us and other like-minded individuals in the Peak District to complete your Bronze Practice and / or Qualifying expedition. Our friendly instructors are there to welcome you and support you in both getting to know your team and completing each stage of your expedition. Locations are easily accessible by public transport and information packs are sent out in advance so that you can fully prepare. Ideal for anyone who cannot make their school dates or does not have a team to complete their expedition with.
    • 24th – 26th July 2017, White Peak, Peak District;
    • 7th – 9th August 2017, White Peak, Peak District;
    • 30th Aug – 1st September 2017, Dark Peak, Peak District;
    • 23rd – 25th October 2017, Dark Peak, Peak District.

    A warm welcome guaranteed! 4 days, £150.00 including all accommodation and group kit included (or discount to £280.00 if you book both your practice/qualifying expedition). For more information about Adventure Expeditions and full expedition details or to book your place: www.adventure-expeditions.net , email: info@adventure-expeditions.net , Tel +44 (0) 1433 651449
     

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    Volunteering Opportunities near Oxfordshire with Leonard Cheshire Disability



    John Masefield House is a care home located near Abingdon, Oxfordshire that provides 24 hour support for physically disabled adults.


    Are you aged 15 or over and can spare a few hours each month being a buddy for one of our residents? If you are a techno-geek, enjoy arts and crafts, playing board games, discussing hobbies and interests or reading books, we would like to hear from you.

    Come and meet our residents and volunteers in our activities room between 10 – 12 weekends or 5 - 7 evenings and see how you can make a real difference to someone’s life.

    If you would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer please contact:


    David Williams, Volunteer Coordinator
    Email: david.williams@leonardcheshire.org
    Tel: 01865 340324
     Leonard Cheshire Disability
    John Masefield House
    Burcot Brook,
    Burcot
    Oxfordshire
    OX14 3DP

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    Volunteering Opportunities at Salisbury Museum


    City Story Project – Sketchpad Club

    The Salisbury Museum is running an exciting project for young people undertaking the skills section of their Duke of Edinburgh`s Award. It is called the City Story project and it includes a free after school art club for young people running for the 2016/17 academic year:

     

    Take part in this project at the museum, gaining art skills, planning an exhibition & working with artists to create work displayed at the Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing centre in Salisbury.


    The project is for DofE participants between 14 and 18 years old. Please make sure you check with your DofE leader before starting your skills section with the sketchpad club.
     

    Beginning 14th September every Wednesday 4pm-5pm.
     

    Holocaust Memorial Day Trust - Youth Champion Programme


    The Youth Champion Programme empowers people aged 14-24 to take action for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) through organising their own activities or events to raise awareness of HMD in their community and amongst their peers.

    Youth Champions will be set challenges throughout the year and will be invited to our annual Youth Champion Day to meet survivors of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides, attend skills workshops and meet like-minded people.

    Please make sure you speak to your DofE leader before starting your volunteering section with HMD.

    It looks great on a CV and there are many opportunities to get involved further. For example, last year Youth Champions were invited to attend the opening of our parliamentary exhibition and they played a large part in the UK Ceremony which was filmed by the BBC.

    If you are interested in joining the programme or have any questions, please contact Jessica at youth@hmd.org.uk.

     

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    Cooking lessons with Blue Lotus Inspirations


    Possible Skills Section Activity - Suitable for candidates 3 months/6 months/12 months

    The informal cooking classes are held in a warm friendly environment, welcoming people of all abilities and ages. The class is run by a qualified chef who will provide personalised one to one tutorials to suit each attendee’s needs.

    Basic cookery classes can be tailored to an individual’s interest and needs.

    The aim of the course is to give the attendee the ability and confidence to cook healthy, tasty meals. All dietary restrictions and allergies can be catered for.

    If you would like to use this activity for your skills section activity please check with your DofE leader first.

    Sign up for a special price for DofE candidates of £20 per class per person

    Please visit our website: http://bluelotusinspirations.co.uk/

    For further questions we can be reached on bluelotusinspirations@gmail.com or 07956-129779

    The class location is:
    37 Burnham Court, Moscow Road, London W2 4SW

    Classes are held once a week and can be booked for 3 months block at a time

     

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