Today, Andrew Hayday the Governor of CLCGB presented the first of our new style belts to Jan Mason and Paul Turnbull. Jan and Paul are the daughter and son of Ray Turnbull 'Uncle Ray'. Before Ray passed he made regular donations to NHQ. Due to his kind generosity we were able to use his donations to retain the 'Fight the Good Fight' buckle. Jan and Paul were taken aback to receive the gift and kind words. Jan added 'It will go up in dad's house, he was one in a million...Fight the Good Fight'.
Please see this opportunity for young leader training, its online and its only 90 minutes on 20th June 2022. Sponsored by The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, this was brought to our attention by our DofE Coordinator Richie Clarke
To mark Volunteers Week in June, our monthly Empowering Communities Good Practice Workshop is all about how to work successfully with young volunteers. Teenagers under 18 can be a brilliant addition to your volunteer team, bringing new ideas and energy to your project but what's a good way of recruiting from this age group and how is working with them different to supporting adult volunteers?
We will be joined by our local Duke of Edinburgh Awards team who will explain how they are expanding their work in this region and how this will increase the number of young people looking for placements.
Georgie Sheward. Operations Officer for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award says:
" The DofE currently has a network of over 3,000 Licensed Organisations, including local authorities, schools, youth clubs, young offenders institutions, businesses and national organisations such as the Guides and Scouts, with the support of an army of over 40,000 volunteers. We want to inform local voluntary and community organisations of the many ways they can engage with young DofE volunteers. In turn this enables us to improve access to meaningful volunteering opportunities and high-quality activities for young people doing their DofE."
We will also be joined by local and community organisations who already work with younger volunteers and they will be sharing their ideas and experiences of working with this age group.
There will also be opportunity for a wider conversation about the opportunities and challenges of working with young volunteers breakout rooms .
This free workshop is brought to you as part of the Empowering Communities partnership.
To register to participate click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/good-practice-workshop-working-successfully-with-young-volunteers-tickets-333701168177
Further to another fantastic Dofe Zoom Catch-up meeting we now have dates in place to cover the following:
EAST course (Expedition Assessor and Supervisor Training)
Part A – 12th July 6.30-9.30pm
Part B – 19th July 6.30-9.30pm
ittDofE (Introduction to Dofe)
Part A – 28th June 6.30-9.30pm
Part B – 5th July 6.30 – 9.30pm
These courses are being run free of charge for us by Dofe Head Office, however, we do need 10 delegates per course to make it viable.
Both these courses are open to anyone who is already involved in Dofe and needs a refresher or for those who currently have no involvement but are interested in starting up Dofe within their Company. Please contact NHQ for further details.