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Voluntary Service

Encourages understanding of the value of giving service to others and your community.

In consultation with your Award Leader you should identify a Service activity that interests you, undertake any necessary training to allow you to contribute to and learn from the service in a meaningful way, then give regular practical service.


Examples of service activities:

  • Serving breakfast for the Mother's Union Breakfast Club

  • Doing beach clean-ups along the East Coast

  • Cleaning Welchman Hall Gully

  • Fundraising for Educate Ethiopia 

  • Fundraising with Key Club

  • Service Projects with Rotary/Key Club or similar group

  • Environmental/Conservation Projects

  • Contributing to a place of worship or community group

  • After training, act as a regular First aid Volunteer

  • Tutoring students in need.

  • Painting a children's facility

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Time requirements:

  • Bronze – at least 3 months or 6 months if chosen as a Major Section

  • Silver – at least 6 months

  • Gold – at least 12 months

Please remember that these are the minimum time requirements. You are encouraged to continue your activities beyond the minimum time to achieve your own personal goals.

Participants are encouraged to complete at least 1 hour per week of activity.

Direct Silver or Direct Gold entrants are required to complete an additional 6 months of activity for at least one Award section


  • Assessment is undertaken by a suitably experienced and/or qualified Assessor (Volunteer) who has been nominated by the Award Unit or identified by the Participant, and approved by their Award Leader.

  • Please note that the selected Voluntary Service activity may require Assessors to be qualified or registered with a relevant club, institution or accredited organisation.

  • In most circumstances an Assessor should not be an immediate family member.

  • Assessors both help Participants set goals for their chosen activity and assess whether or not a Participant has undertaken the required regular effort and has strived to achieve their goals. Group activities are to be assessed with regard to each individual’s contribution to planning, execution and completion.

  • Assessors are responsible for writing the final assessment report and signing off the Section which they are assessing. The frequency of the contact and monitoring between the Participant and the Assessor will depend on the activity and the age/level of independence of the Participant.
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