Voluntary Service

The Service section of the Award encourages young people to volunteer their time to and understand the benefits of this service to their community.

Participants are required to give service (volunteer) over a set period of time that enables them to experience the benefits that their Voluntary Service provides to others.

Examples of Voluntary Service:

  • First aid
  • Visiting and supporting people in need, such as the elderly, or those with disabilities
  • Volunteering at a hospital or local care home
  • Sports coaching
  • Charity work 

Time requirements:

  • Bronze - at least 3 months
  • Silver - at least 6 months
  • Gold - at least 12 months

The Award near you

Contact your nearest Award operator for more examples of the Service you can do, and information on how to sign up for the Award where you are.

Take a look at some of the projects young people have done for their Service section

Green economics


Award holder sets up community project to help protect local environment.

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Award holder creates eco-solution

New Zealand

Young engineer saves school in Tonga from severe water costs.

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Empowering women to support themselves


Farhana Meghami has created a project to empower women in her local community.

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