Student volunteers give more than 2,750 hours

The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme challenges and inspires hundreds of King’s students every year and, thanks to the volunteer work that participants undertake, it also makes a difference in the local community

Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator, Tony Brown, received an email recently thanking King’s students for the hours they have volunteered over the last 12 months as they work towards their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. 

King’s students volunteered a total of 2,795 hours between April 2021 and March 2022, which has an incredible social value of £12,912.

Mr Brown said: “The volunteering strand of the award is so important, both to the students themselves and to the community, and it’s quite amazing to see just how many hours the students have given over the past year.

“I always love seeing the range of volunteer placements that the students arrange, and it is wonderful to see the real-life impact of the time they have given.”

Many students continue with their volunteering after they have completed the award, including Iestyn Evans (3LES) who volunteered at his local church. 

Iestyn has been operating the sound desk on a Sunday morning to ensure that the congregation can hear the service, and that those watching the livestream at home can also access it. 

Iestyn said: “It has been quite a big responsibility and although it was sometimes quite scary as I didn’t want it to go wrong, operating the equipment has been really good fun.

“I will definitely carry on with it as I have really enjoyed it.”

Thank you to all of our students who have given their time over the last year as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.