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.
The new VYPER Summary Document outlines the charges for the scheme, if you would like to discuss this further please call 01482 871 077 and ask to speak to the VYPER Development Officer.