Be a Supporter
The Award is built on the support and assistance of countless donors and volunteers who have given in many ways over the years. Assistance to the Award in Barbados is always welcomed.
Help deliver a life changing experience for young people, by supporting the world’s leading youth achievement award. With your help we can empower more young people to boost their skills, develop leadership potential and exceed their own expectations.
Give your time
Be an Award leader
The role of the Award leader is essential to the programme's continuity and this is one area that can be considered. Award leaders guide young people as they complete the sections and enjoy the satisfaction of seeing them improve themselves. If you are interested in running a unit, please fill out the form on our Contact page with the subject 'Interested Award Leader'. Please include your CV and cover letter.
Be an instructor
If you have a skill that you would like to share then sign up with us. Qualified instructors are invited to offer guidance to our participants in areas such as martial arts, handicrafts, music, sports, culinary arts and much more. Training programmes can be organised in conjunction with the Award. If you are interested in sharing your skills with the next generation then please fill out the form on our Contact page with the subject 'Interested Instructor'. Please include your CV and cover letter.
Be a general volunteer
The programme welcomes support in other ways as well. Interested persons can sign up to assist with events such as fundraising and promotion of the programme. Want to sign up as a volunteer? Then drop us a message on our Contact page with the subject 'Interested Volunteer'. Please include your CV and cover letter.
Make a Donation
The operations of the Award is dependent on the support of corporate donors and benefactors. Making a financial contribution to Award gives businesses and individuals an opportunity to directly assist in shaping a a better world. Your funds are used for special projects which engage our youth with others in the community where they can make an impact.
Our Friends and corporate supporters ensure the long-term development and sustainability of the Award, giving more Barbadian youth the opportunity to experience new things, develop confidence and learn skills for life.
The Friends programme is our way of recognising and thanking all of our donors whose support is between $3,000 and $300,000.
It is open to trusts, foundations, individuals, corporates and in-kind supporters who share the goal of making an impact on young people’s lives worldwide. Their support ensures the long-term development and sustainability of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.
We have three levels of recognition for Friends: Gold, Silver & Bronze