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Volunteering for Young People in East Riding




What is volunteering?


“… any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than, or in addition to, close relatives”.  Volunteering England


What is the VYPER scheme and what does it mean to me?


The VYPER scheme is a reward recognition scheme for young people in school years 7 to 11, who are involved in any type of volunteering within schools, clubs, groups or other organisations within their community.

Get recognised for your volunteering without affecting your studies or anything else you currently do and show future employers, colleges or universities YOUR volunteering achievements!

Typical volunteering activities could consist of the following:-

$1§  Fundraising for charities

$1§  Peer Mentoring within schools

$1§  Assisting sports club coaches

$1§  Young leaders supporting younger children within a club

$1§  Helping elderly people within your community

$1§  Getting involved in local youth councils

$1§  Environmental projects

$1§  Working with animals

$1§  And lots more!


What Awards can you receive?


$1§   Up to 30 Hours    Volunteer Recognition

$1§   30+ Hours            Bronze

$1§   60+ Hours            Silver

$1§   90+ Hours            Gold

$1§   400+ Hours          Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering


These awards will look great on your CV and could lead to other volunteering schemes you could get involved in such as:


$1§  Vinspired

$1§  NCS – National Citizen Service

$1§  Duke of Edinburgh

$1§  Humberside Police Lifestyle

$1§  The Lions- Young leaders in service

$1§  The Diana Award

$1§  Plus many more other opportunities


It is important to remember that this scheme is designed to fit in with your school work and other commitments. Your studies should always be your priority.


Who to contact to join the scheme


You may already know about VYPER in your school or youth organisation, but if you’re not sure who to speak to or want to know more about it, you can contact any of the people at East Riding Voluntary Action Services whose details are listed on the back page.


What happens when I am 16


When you have reached 16 years old you can continue getting recognised for your volunteering through Vinspired.  To register and create your profile visit:

Interested in becoming a Youth Volunteer Champion?


Are you interested in becoming a Youth Volunteer Champion?

Do you want to inspire other young people to get involved in volunteering, and promote the positive impact volunteering has in your local community?

IF THE ANSWER IS YES, speak to your school or youth organisation for further details or, contact any of the following people from East Riding Voluntary Action Services:

$1·        Detty Tyler – Project Co-ordinator  

E- mail:

$1·        Paul Hamlett – Development Officer


$1·        Carol Hall – Youth Volunteer Champion Co-ordinator


Tel:  01482 871077   


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