The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Volunteering With Edukid

Passionate about making the world a better place? About equality and opportunity for every individual?

Who are Edukid?

Edukid is a charity that helps to remove the barriers to education faced by children living in acute poverty. We work with communities in Uganda, Cambodia and Peru and set up projects to support children throughout their education.

We also work with young people like you across the globe with the aim to educate you about the challenges other young people face and to explore your roles as Global Citizens with the power to make a difference. We want to show you that you can make a huge impact even within communities based overseas. You are a Global Citizen with the power to transform lives through relatively small actions.

Would you like to volunteer for Edukid for your DofE?

Edukid is an Approved Activity Provider for The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award which recognises our Global Citizenship Volunteer Programme as an excellent opportunity for young people. 

Our programme is online and remote which means that your volunteering can be flexible and based from any location convenient to you. We have programmes available for 3 months and 6 months to achieve the Bronze and Silver awards.

Benefits of volunteering with Edukid

When you volunteer with Edukid, you will gain a huge range of skills. You will learn more about the communities that we work with and the challenges young people face around the world. You will develop your communication skills as well as learn how to plan and run an event. The programme provides you with marketing and advertising skills as well as opportunities for both individual and team work. 

The programme is free, flexible and remote and will help you to discover what you are passionate about. 

When you complete the programme, you will gain a Global Citizenship Award Certificate, a written reference for your CV / UCAS application as well as vouchers towards an Edukid trip to Peru, Cambodia or Uganda. In order to receive these additional benefits, you must complete the award within the same academic year as you sign up.

So, the next question is: How?

If this sounds like something that you want to be a part of, you can sign up to our volunteering programme below:

What happens next

Once you have signed up to our programme complete the following steps:

  • Download our volunteer packs which you can find at the bottom of this page. 
  • Follow the week-by-week guide and upload your work to the DofE app.
  • Choose a teacher you see often to assess your work each week.

If you need help to get started with your fundraising, click here or get inspired by our fundraising stories below.


Charlie volunteered with Edukid as part of his D of E Bronze Award. During Charlie’s volunteering he learnt about the lack of access to clean, safe drinking water for the communities we work with in Gulu, Northern Uganda. Charlie said, “I want to raise money for clean, safe water in Uganda. I will be fundraising via a sponsored row & cycle across the distance of Uganda – from Kampala to Gulu which is 330km”.

Colour Runs

The students and staff from Queen’s College held their annual ‘Colour Run’ fundraising event for Edukid. The money raised ensures that children within the Edukid programmes across Uganda, Cambodia and Peru receive the teaching and necessary support that each and every one of them deserve in order to access education. The staff commented, “I am not sure who had the most fun – students or the staff

Arts and Crafts

Nickhil recently volunteered with Edukid as part of her D of E Bronze Award. Nikhil learnt about children living in poverty in Uganda, who live on very little food each day. She fundraised by making homemade Christmas cards and cookies that helped her raised money towards Edukid’s Go Bananas project which helps ensure a steady supply of food, which are easy to grow and provide lots of nutrients.