A level & GCSE pupils who helped to organise the Club
Pupils playing Bingo at Club Francais
Pupils attending the French Breakfast
Pupils attending An Cumann Gaelach
This Award is open to young people aged 16-18 who are living or going to school in participating Dioceses. The Award enables these young people to become more actively involved in the life of their parish and community.
Participation in this award emphasizes the contentment and fulfilment that comes from serving others, as well as the enhancement of their personal growth and employability. It is non-competitive, flexible and voluntary.
In Northern Ireland The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has a Joint Agreement with Gaisce – The President’s Award which enables young people who complete the programme to have a choice of Award certification: a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Certificate, a Gaisce – The President’s Award certificate or an International Award Certificate.
This is an active leadership and team work programme for young people aged 14-24 with 3 levels of programmes – Gold, Silver or Bronze.
Volunteering is a great way to gain new skills, meet new people, give something back to your community and have fun in the process. However, to make sure you get the most out of your volunteering you should also think about becoming a Millennium Volunteer (MV).
The programme is open to anyone aged 14-25 who currently volunteers or would like to start and wants to have their commitment, skills and experience recognised.
MV has been designed to be as simple as possible and to work around you and your studies, job, hobbies and anything else you’ve got going on – you also get to volunteer where you like, as often as you like and in as many places as you like! As part of the programme you get a certificate backed by your organisation and the Department of Education after your first 50, 100 and 200 hours of volunteering, which along with the support and training your organisation provides, means you get something that looks great on your CV and job and UCAS applications and is endorsed by employers and universities!
Those who are participating in the Pope John Paul II Award, Saint Vincent de Paul Groups, and Gaisce The President’s Award will also be recognized through the Millennium Volunteers Award.