Becoming an Award Leader
Award Leaders are responsible for one or more Award groups. You’ll lead, guide, inspire and encourage young people, approve their activity choices and goals, inspire their progress and validate completion of their Award.
Volunteering as an Award Leader and helping young people complete their Award is an extremely enriching experience. Watch our Award Leader film to see for yourself!
What is an Award Leader?
Each Award Unit appoints at least two Award Leaders who are the contact person and mentors for Award Participants. As an Award Leader, you play a crucial role in the success of the Award. Your role is to engage young people in the program, and encourage and inspire Participants throughout their Award journey. An organization hasÂ two or more Award Leaders to spread the work load and to ensure continuity, as the Award is usually completed over a 12 month period.
Award Leaders are the frontline of the Award, playing one of the most fundamental roles â€“ that of developing the Participants with whom they are actively involved.Â Without them there simply would be no Award!
Who can be an Award Leader?
Award Leaders could be anyone from a teacher to a sports coach to a scout leader as long as they are appointed by their organization to do so.
After being trained in the framework and requirements of the Award, the role of an Award Leader is to guide and mentor Participants, helping to translate the Award, set achievable goals and to offer encouragement! They are the support system for Participants who offer motivation and inspiration.
You need to have a positive attitude, a great relationship with young people and meet the requirements of being an Award Leader.
Remember, it is not a sprint, but a marathon, and while many young people can complete the Award through effort over consecutive months, others may take longer and thatâ€™s OK. Just stand by them and provide regular support.
Get Started As An AwardÂ Volunteer
If your organization is interested in delivering the Award, register your organization here.