Adults in the Award

We are working to ensure the Award continues to be available to young people around the world.

To deliver this we need to substantially increase the number of adult volunteers worldwide, making sure we have the right people in the right place, with the right skills to deliver the Award. The Supporting Adults in the Award project focuses on just that..

HRH talking to people

The majority of the Award’s volunteers are made up of adult Leaders – those who mentor young people as they take part in the Award – and the people who support them. They are often teachers and youth workers who are running the Award in addition to their job. There are approximately 65,000 Award Leaders around the world, each supporting an average of 20 Award participants. They are supported by an additional four to six volunteers, who help to run the Award in their respective Award Centres.

If we are to enable almost 8 million young people to participate, we need the support of more than 400,000 Award Leaders and 1.2 million volunteers. This is the scale of our challenge.

A lady jumping

Reaching this many adults demands a huge infrastructure. For the very first time, we are combining executive education, operational processes, scalable training programmes for volunteers and the latest technology, to operate at a pace like never before.

If you are an adult already working with the Award and want to key documents, you can sign into The Award Community here. 

To find out more about the Supporting Adults in the Award programme, or to get involved please contact [email protected]

I am a mentor and motivator. I am usually the voice driving them to try new things and to step out of their comfort zones."
Award Leader,