Duke of Edinburgh Award Volunteering The Environment Trust offers environmental volunteering places for Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE participants aged 14 years upwards. We will email dates of volunteering sessions to you when your placement has been confirmed. Since environmental activities cannot realistically be completed in an hour a week, DofE has agreed that participants can commit to 4 hours one Saturday per month for the length of their DofE volunteering period. Volunteering sessions will begin at 10.00am and end around 2.00pm with a break for refreshments (please bring your own). We will be working around the local area but will provide you with the full details of where to meet and provide you with a mobile number to contact in case of any difficulties. Activities will vary and you will need warm and waterproof clothing plus wellies. PLEASE HELP UP GROW! As the Duke of Edinburgh program is not directly funded, we greatly appreciate donations so that the young people on our waiting list (growing larger every day) are able to begin their journey with us! During your volunteering sessions the Trust will explain why you are doing each activity and will show you outside examples of subjects you may be learning in school such as: Competition amongst flora/fauna - non-native and native invasive species Adaptation of organisms to survive in an ecological niche or habitat The human impact on the environment Pollution Pest and plant diseases Habitat loss & endangered species - biodiversity and ecosystem services. Detritus and decomposition Participants will: Make a difference to their environment and understand why it matters Learn practical conservation skills Learn to work as a team Meet new friends To request a volunteer place please download the Registration Form which needs to be completed (and signed by your parent or guardian if you are under 18) and returned to [email protected] . Once the completed form is received we will contact you. If you have any queries please telephone 07860 878462. Thank you for your support and interest in volunteering for the Trust. We very much look forward to working with you!