The DofE Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It includes volunteering, physical activities, life skills and expeditions. Achieving a DofE award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.
The DofE has a positive impact on the lives of young people, in terms of their personal development and employability. It also has a positive impact on wider society, from charities gaining active and engaged volunteers to businesses hiring work-ready recruits.
The 4 Sections
You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:
- Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
- Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
- Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
- Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad
- 82% noted their DofE has made them want to continue with volunteering/voluntary activities.
- 62% feel that doing their DofE has helped them make a positive difference to their local community.
- 74% of young people said they developed self-esteem.
- 74% of young people said it allowed them to try activities they would never have tried before.
- 71% of young people identified improved self-belief.
- eDofE – Where you will log all of your information https://www.edofe.org/
- BXM – Who run silver and gold awards http://www.bxmexpeditions.co.uk/
- DofE Programme ideas for the different sections http://www.dofe.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DofE-programme-ideas.pdf
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