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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.

VYPER Charges – Post March18

If you would like to discuss VYPER please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01482 871 077.