DofE volunteering

Whether you're looking to volunteer for DofE or want to develop new skills, we can offer some great volunteering placements for you to get involved in.

DofE volunteering

You can do your Bronze, Silver or Gold DofE Volunteering section by volunteering in your local Rennie Grove Peace shop.

We offer students aged 14+ and working towards their Duke of Edinburgh awards volunteer placements in our shops. Working alongside our existing shop volunteers and managers, you will be given the chance to help with a variety of tasks both on the shop floor and behind the scenes, from sorting and pricing pre-loved items that have been donated to us to sell, to encouraging people to sign up for Gift Aid.

Please contact your local shop to find out about their availability or if you have any further questions.

Why volunteer with us?

Learn new skills Boost your CV by learning an array of new skills by gaining work experience in retail

Gain confidence Our volunteers frequently tell us they have developed in confidence and learned new skills while working with our retail and trading colleagues

Help the community Not only are you helping to support patient care, but working in a shop means our volunteers get to meet and mix with many different people from the local community

Gain valuable skills and experience by volunteering at Rennie Grove Peace

We understand that volunteering and studying go hand in hand for some people, bringing real benefits in terms of developing your skills, boosting your CV and making a vital difference in your community.

Students over 17 are able to volunteer in our Inpatient Unit (minimum 6 months). If resources permit, we may be able to support volunteering in other areas of our organisation such as within our offices, fundraising, and the community.

Please note that if you are doing work experience outside of the DofE scheme/ work experience organised by schools and colleges, and have not yet finished year 11, then we would need to apply for a work permit for you before you volunteer.   

“The most important thing I gained from my time with Rennie Grove Peace was self-confidence, the ability to take the initiative and make my own decisions. These are qualities that you need as a relief shop manager as you have to go and manage shops that you have never visited before for a day, a week or sometimes even longer. You also gain good organisational and people skills as you work alongside volunteers who all have different working patterns and of course you are meeting new customers every day."

- Megan, student volunteer