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Local opportunities

There are loads of different things you can do in Kingston and Richmond for your DofE. Don't forget to ask at your school or college for more opportunities.

Parents and carers

Please note that for all DofE participation arranged outside the Council, it is the parent or carer's responsiblity to ensure the suitability of the provider.

Activity Description Information links or contact email addresses
Blog for your DofE Blog about your Duke of Edinburgh's Award for your Skills section.
Childreach Raise money for Childreach International for your Volunteering section.

Crane Park Island Nature Reserve Help with conservation and species identification at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve for your Volunteering or Skills sections.
Environment Trust Complete your Volunteering or Skills section with the Environment Trust by doing practical conservation in your local area.
Kempton Nature Reserve Conservation work at Kempton Nature Reserve for your Volunteering or Skills sections.
Kingston You're Welcome Complete your Volunteering section with the Kingston You're Welcome programme to help make sexual health services in your area more young people friendly.


Orange Tree Theatre Volunteer with the Orange Tree Theatre for your Volunteering section, or watch the shows and write reviews for your Skills section.
Parkour Learn the art of Parkour at Ham Youth Centre for your Physical section.
Peer Elections Learn about democracy and elections by volunteering your time for the youth election team.
Richmond Libraries Volunteer your time at Richmond Libraries for your Volunteering or Skills sections. Richmond Libraries
Royal London Society for Blind People Complete your Volunteering section by being part of RLSB's Peer and Social groups. Support young people to go to the theatre, enjoy a day out at Thorpe Park, go rope-running, climb walls, explore Camden Market and more.
Strawberry Hill House Support the running of an independent historic house for your Volunteering section and develop skills in retail and customer service.
The Cinnamon Trust The Cinnamon Trust match a DofE volunteer with an elderly person in their area whose dog needs walking. 16+ or accompanied by an adult.
Tree House Learning Volunteer for Tree House Learning by assisting Forest School leaders to deliver outdoor learning experiences to children.
Volunteering Richmond Find volunteering placements around the borough.
Residential opportunities - Gold only
Activity Description Further information
Gold Award Forum Apply to the GAF to have your say on the direction of the DofE and take part in an international residential (Residential & Volunteering or Skills sections). Gold Award Forum
New Leader Programme Apply to the New Leader Programme to learn the skills to become a DofE Leader and to take part in an international residential. New Leader Programme
Trewern Residential  Complete an outdoor activity residential with Trewern Outdoor Centre in Wales. Trewern Outdoor Centre