Introduction to The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Explore The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Program: Discover what The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is all about and how it empowers young individuals to challenge themselves, develop skills, and make a difference in their communities. Learn about the structure and requirements of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award program, including the four sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills, and Expedition. Visit http://www.dukeofed.com.au/ to learn more and embark on your journey of personal development and community impact.

Our Registered Employer Partnership: We are proud to be a registered employer partner for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award program. Find out how you can fulfil your award requirements by volunteering with us.

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Volunteering Opportunities with Us

Flexible Participation:
Experience the freedom of volunteering anytime, anywhere with us. By partnering with our organisation, you can complete your required hours, regardless of location. If you are affiliated with a school, institution, or university and they are willing to endorse your hours as supervisors or assessors, you can fulfil your requirements through our programs. For those in Australia, you can register directly with us as a volunteer, or your organisation can collaborate to ensure your hours are fulfilled.

Convenient and Accessible:
Discover volunteering opportunities that fit seamlessly into your schedule and lifestyle.

Make a Difference on Your Terms:
Empower yourself to contribute to meaningful projects whenever and wherever works best for you.

Meet Aiza

An extraordinary individual whose impact on our
organization and community is remarkable.

Aiza's journey with us began at the young age of 11, and since then, she has left an indelible mark on our organization. Not only did she name our organization and create its logo, but she has also been an avid artist, using her creativity to spread kindness in Australia and abroad. Her artwork has brought numerous fresh ideas to life, contributing to our Fresh Ideas Projects and inspiring others with her innovative approach.

Her dedication and commitment to service have earned her accolades, such as the Canada Bay Council Citizen of the Year, the Hills Shire Council Citizen of the Year - Youth, Burwood Council Young Volunteer of the Year Award and The Dame Marie Bashir Peace Award, where she was highly commended by the National Council of Women NSW and nominated by her school. Despite her young age, Aiza has undertaken extensive projects, sacrificing leisure time to dedicate herself to thousands of initiatives. Her selfless acts of kindness extend far beyond awards, as she is regularly involved in several projects, including visits to nursing homes and spreading joy and comfort to the elderly.

Aiza's decision to complete her Duke of Ed hours with us speaks volumes about her character and values. She understands the importance of service and its transformative impact on individuals and communities. By choosing the Duke of Ed program, Aiza has embraced the opportunity to further her personal growth and contribute meaningfully to society.

Aiza's journey embodies the spirit of compassion, resilience, and service. Her unwavering dedication to making the world a better place inspires us all to strive for excellence and embody the values of kindness and generosity.

Thank you, Aiza, for your extraordinary contributions and for being a shining example of hope and inspiration in our community. Your legacy will continue to inspire others for generations to come.

Meet Abdullah

A remarkable individual whose journey with us began at the age of 7.

Abdullah's dedication and passion have led him to complete thousands of projects with us in our local community and overseas. He exemplifies how even a young child can profoundly impact, spreading kindness and creating positive change wherever he goes.

His outstanding contributions have not gone unnoticed. Abdullah received the Citizen of the Year awards from the Canada Bay Council and the Hills Shire Council for his exceptional service. Additionally, he has been nominated for awards by the Waverley Council, his school, nursing homes, and other community members, highlighting the widespread recognition of his efforts.

Abdullah's decision to pursue the Duke of Ed program speaks volumes about his commitment to excellence. Through this program, he has engaged in school projects, taught and organized craft activities overseas, supported single mothers and the homeless, assisted community helpers projects, participated in card-making initiatives, provided social media support, edited videos, offered administrative assistance, and visited over 80 nursing homes, among many other endeavours.

Now, at 15, Abdullah continues to impact countless lives every week, demonstrating his unwavering dedication and commitment to serving others.

Abdullah's journey is a testament to the transformative power of service and the immense impact one individual can have on their community and beyond. His unwavering dedication inspires us to strive for excellence and make a difference wherever we go.

Thank you, Abdullah, for your tireless efforts and for being a shining example of hope and positivity in our world. Your story serves as an inspiration to us all.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

Burwood Girls High School

Let's take a moment to spotlight Burwood Girls High School, an exemplary institution that deserves recognition for its outstanding contributions to our Duke of Ed program.

At the heart of this inspirational journey is a dedicated teacher whose leadership and support have been instrumental in our collaborative efforts. She has tirelessly championed the Duke of Ed program within the school, integrating it seamlessly into art lessons and empowering students to make a difference through craft activities.

Thanks to her guidance and the school's commitment to service, many students have fulfilled their volunteer hours while spreading kindness to thousands of people locally and globally. Their creative endeavours have touched hearts and inspired positive change beyond the school walls.

We are immensely grateful to Burwood Council for their unwavering support of our initiatives within their community. Together, we are making a meaningful impact and fostering a culture of service and compassion beyond the classroom.

Burwood Girls High School is truly an inspiration, and we are honoured to partner with them in our shared mission of creating a brighter, kinder world.

Get Involved: Join Us in Spreading Kindness

Whether you're an individual looking to make a difference or a school interested in participating in our in-house kindness activities, we welcome you to join our community of helpers!

Contact us today via our contact form or email us directly at services@littlehelpersontherun.org.au to learn more and get involved.

Meet Anthony

A Dedicated Volunteer from a Young Age

Anthony's journey with us began at a tender age when he dedicated his time to volunteering. Since then, he has been a steadfast member of our community, contributing his efforts to various projects and initiatives. Anthony also completed his Duke of Edinburgh volunteering hours with us. Throughout his school holidays and beyond, Anthony has been a consistent presence, demonstrating his commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.

One of Anthony's key contributions has been his involvement in our community projects. He has spent countless hours making cards, participating in video-making projects to honour community helpers, and engaging in activities to support local elderly projects. Despite his young age, Anthony has also visited numerous nursing homes alongside Little Helpers, bringing joy and companionship to the residents.

In addition to his direct involvement in community projects, Anthony has been instrumental in logistical support. He has assisted in deliveries to hospitals, ensuring that essential supplies reach those in need promptly. Furthermore, he has played a vital role in local elderly projects, offering his time and dedication to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others.

Anthony's unwavering dedication and enthusiasm inspire us all. His willingness to lend a helping hand and his genuine compassion for others embody the spirit of volunteerism and community service. As Anthony continues to work and grow with us, we are confident that his contributions will leave a lasting legacy of kindness and compassion in our community.

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs

Meet Jonathan

A shining example of compassion and dedication in our community.

Jonathan embarked on his journey with us through the Duke of Ed program, but his commitment didn't end there. Instead, he chose to extend his meaningful journey by dedicating his weekends to making a difference in the lives of the elderly.

While others his age may have been enjoying their leisure time, Jonathan selflessly sacrificed his weekends, embracing the responsibility of bringing joy and companionship to those in need. His unwavering dedication is a testament to the power of kindness and the impact one individual can make.

Thank you, Jonathan, for embodying the spirit of service and inspiring us all to strive for a better world. Your actions remind us that every moment dedicated to helping others is a step towards creating a brighter tomorrow.

Together we can make the world a special place!

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