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

If you have taken part in VYPER in the past, we would love to find out what you thought, if you could just spend 2 to 3 minutes to complete the following survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLOj5eWz03HjwWIGMLz-QkEuM5yEDe2ooCSOMaElNKWCedmw/viewform?dm_i=1OSC,56URB,CFOVWL,JZ6K1,1. 

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.