Project ImpACT volunteering hours can count towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Vinspired Award. Please confirm with the DofE Leader at your child’s school.


The Duke of Edinburgh Award has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.

There are three Award levels, see below for the Volunteering section

  • Bronze - for those aged 14+ years (three months weekly volunteering totaling 12 hours, or 12 hours over five-six months)

  • Silver - for those aged 15+ years (six months weekly volunteering totaling 24 hours, or 24 hours over an extended period)

  • Gold - for those aged 16+ years (twelve months weekly volunteering totaling 48 hours, or 48 hours over an extended period)

    If you didn't do Silver, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.


vInspired helps young people make their mark on causes that they care about, whilst learning new skills and talents along the way. It recognizes that volunteering can help young people thrive, and transform the communities they live in, and teaches them vital skills, like teamwork and problem-solving. It prepares them for their future.

Young people can work towards the v10, v30, v50 and v100 Awards. (v10 hours count towards the v30, and so forth).

Any participants who do these hours with Project ImpACT can count them towards a vIinspired Award. For more details and to sign up for a vInslired award see the link.

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