Volunteering for Young People in East Riding (VYPER) recognition scheme
VYPER is a scheme which allows you to collect certificates of recognition for all the volunteering that you already do.
All you need to do is record your hours in your log book.
The ages of the scheme are extended for those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities to 25 years old.
What is Volunteering?
Volunteering is where you donate your time to a cause or organisation without being paid for it.
Volunteering may benefit the environment, communities or other people who are not related to you.
It could be…
· Taking part in a social action project such as the National Citizen Service (NCS).
· Taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
· Helping out at a youth or sports club or any helping at school. You may be a peer mentor or school council member.
What can I achieve?
There are different levels of awards:
Up to 30 hours: Volunteer Recognition
30+ hours: Bronze Award
60+ hours: Silver Award
90+ hours: Gold Award
400+ hours: Outstanding Contribution Award
Participation in VYPER can also lead to…
· Nationally recognised schemes such as Vinspired and the Princess Diana award
· Participation in other national and international schemes
· A volunteering portfolio to demonstrate your employability skills
· Getting a job
Click on the VYPER Leaflet below to find out more
If you are a school and would like to purchase VYPER post March 2018, we have put together some packages that you may find suitable in order to keep the project going.
If you would like to discuss VYPER please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01482 871 077.