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We know that this is only just the start. There’s a whole lot more to be said and done.

Millions more ideas to explore. Millions more young people who could find their purpose, passion and place in the world, supported by non-formal education.

But to do this, we need your help. Our ambition is twofold: We want to drive greater awareness around the importance of non-formal education. And we want to ensure every 14-24 year old around the world has the opportunity to participate in the Award and experience the benefits that non-formal education can bring.

If you would like to join us, then we would love to hear from you.

Read on for opportunities to get involved…

Get involved with the Award

There are three ways that you could get involved with the Award today:


The Award relies on the support of people and organisations around the world to ensure it can continue to offer non-formal education to young people in more than 130 countries and territories.

Play your part in helping to champion and challenge young people and their communities, by getting involved in the Award near you.

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Award leaders at work with young people


The Award is funded nationally and internationally by the generous support of philanthropists, governments and organisations across the globe. By supporting The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, you can help to deliver a life-changing experience to young people that can help to prepare them for their world.

Becoming a donor of the Award is about placing faith in the next generation and empowering them to become all that they can be.

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The Award is supported by more than 180,000 adult volunteers around the world. Based on our 2018 research, 86% will continue to volunteer in the future. Will you join them? Check out the Award near you to find out how you can volunteer in your country.

Get involved with the #WORLDREADY campaign

There are three ways that you could get involved with the campaign today:

Share your story

Do you help deliver the Award? Are you a volunteer or Award Leader? Are you a participant doing your Award at the moment? Or an Award holder? If so then we’d love to hear your story! Share your personal Award journey at the bottom of the page.

Get a Twibbon

Please help us to shout about the Award and the importance of non-formal education by supporting the campaign on your personal profiles. Visit our Twibbon page to add #WORLDREADY to your profile picture and send out a supportive Tweet or Facebook post!

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