The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards
Welcome to Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards participants.
Rotary is delighted to offer volunteer placements as a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Approved Activity Provider. This promise is delivered through our Interact clubs which are dynamic groups of 12-18 year olds who come together to make a positive impact locally and overseas.
By volunteering with Interact you are not only fulfilling your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award requirements, you are also embarking on a fully supported programme which is mentored by your local Rotary. All volunteer experiences are fully checked by Rotary to ensure safety and suitability of activities.
Your volunteer activity with your local Interact club will meet all requirements of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as well making a big social impact. It is also fun!
You don’t need to be a member of Interact to do this but we hope you will enjoy it so much that you will think about joining.
Start your volunteering adventure by emailing our Interact officer who will put you in touch with your nearest Interact.
Interact is often found in schools and colleges but are also active elsewhere such as in village halls or other public venues. You create two main projects each year: One helps people lcoally whilst the other resolves a challenge overseas, for example providing school books to a remote school, installing sanitation equipment at a children’s home and so on. All Interact groups are linked to their local Rotary which supports the members with their adventures.
Rotary became an Approved Activity Provider for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards in 2015. This status applies to the volunteering element. We take seriously the safeguarding of young and vulnerable people and fully comply with safety policies. Disclosure and Barring Service checks are carried out on all people who are working with children and vulnerable people.
There are junior branches of Rotary called Rotakids, Interact and Rotaract as well as hundreds of Rotary clubs across Great Britain and Ireland. There are even clubs across the rest of the world! All of these groups are looking for people just like you, people who have ideas and want to be active in communities near and far. Find out more by finding your Rotary.