Is the VYPER Scheme for you? Do you Volunteer? Are you aged 10 to 18? Answering Yes? Its time you got VYPER!

Volunteering for Young People in East Riding (VYPER) recognition scheme

VYPER is a scheme which allows young people to collect certificates of recognition for all the volunteering that they are taking part in.

To be able to be awarded certificates, we ask that volunteering hours are recorded in a VYPER log book. The VYPER project is currently open to young people aged 10 to 25.


 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) or being involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, it can even include helping out at a youth or sports club or any helping at school. You may be a peer mentor or school council member – This is all volunteering.


What can be achieved? 

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.