What we do at Berkshire Youth charity

Berkshire Youth believes that every young person should have access to opportunities to develop skills and raise their aspirations. With local authority funding greatly reduced and activities for young people being lost as a direct result, it is more important than ever to invest in personal development opportunities for young people.

DofE programmes consist of non-competitive voluntary activities for young  people.  Anyone aged between 14 and 24 can take part in DofE programme.
There are three levels of DofE programme which require increasingly more time and commitment from young people:

  • Bronze: start at 14+ years old
  • Silver: start at 15+ years old
  • Gold: start at 16+ years old

With four sections (five at Gold level), there are hundreds of activities that young people can choose to do:

  • Volunteering – from helping at an after-school kids club or running an
    awareness campaign to raising money for a charity or working on a
    recycling project, young people can get out and help others
  • Physical – from football to yoga, swimming to skateboarding, participants
    take part in a sport, dance or fitness activity, showing improvement over time
  • Skills – participants learn a new skill or develop existing talents. With choices
    from DJing and science to drama and zoology, the sky’s the limit!
  • Expedition – through planning, training for and completing an adventurous
    journey in the UK or abroad, young people develop initiative and a spirit of
    adventure and discovery
  • Residential (Gold level only) – participants take part in a shared activity
    away from home with people they don’t know. For example: a conservation
    holiday, a language course or helping on a kids activity camp…

Participants keep track of their progress and get their Awards approved by their Leaders through our online record keeping system, eDofE.

For more information please contact us by email or phone 0118 909 0927.

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