Can I get a certificate or award that recognises my volunteering?

Whether you get a certificate or recognition for your volunteering hours depends on your club. If you need a formal recognition of your volunteering hours you can ask your club/volunteer manager about this. Many clubs will provide certificates that acknowledge your hours of volunteering or internal training. Some clubs will also provide external training, which will often be recognised with a certificate.

If you’re aged between 14 and 19 and in education, you might be eligible to register your volunteering hours with Lead2Employability – an online system where you can log and record your volunteering hours. You can receive certificates and other rewards to recognise the skills you have gained through volunteering.

If you’re 16 to 25 you can sign up to the V Awards, a scheme run by youth volunteering charity vInspired.  It awards certificates for commitments of 10, 30, 50 and 100 hours of volunteering.

See the following links for more information:

Lead2Employability - Register volunteering hours

vInspired - V Awards