Become a Duke of Edinburgh's Award volunteer

Arrange a meeting with your DofE Advisor

Find a centre near to you from our list: Open Award Centres

Contact the Hampshire DofE office who will pass on your details to the Open Award Centre co-ordinator.

The centre co-ordinator will arrange to chat through the role with you and you maybe invited to visit the centre.

If both you and the centre co-ordinator wish to proceed with the volunteering recruitment then you’ll be contacted to meet with a DofE Advisor.

Meet with your DofE Advisor

When you meet with your DofE Advisor, you should bring:

  • ID for verification
  • a UK passport to prove residency
  • a completed Volunteer Registration form
  • a completed Health Declaration form
  • your Hampshire County Council Enhanced CRB/DBS Disclosure (dated within the last 3 years)

I do not have a UK passport

If you do not hold a valid UK passport for any reason, contact the Hampshire DofE office to discuss.

I do not have a valid CRB/DBS Disclosure

If you do not have a Hampshire County Council Enhanced CRB/DBS Disclosure dated within the last 3 years:

Send evidence and course applications
  • DofE online induction letter and evidence
  • your application to the Introduction to the DofE course
  • your application to the Hampshire County Council Safeguarding Training course
Receive your confirmation welcome pack

Once your DBS checks are complete, your forms are processed by the Hampshire County Council DofE office. DBS and medical clearance takes approximately 3 weeks, dependent on references.

After your checks and forms are processed, you will receive your confirmation welcome pack.

Attend training courses
  • Introduction to the DofE course
  • Hampshire County Council Safeguarding Training course (if required)

You are now a Hampshire County Council Duke of Edinburgh's Award Leader.