Do you want to make a difference?

We’re looking for motivated and passionate young people who are interested in growing a fun and exciting Duke of Ed program at your school.

As a YAL, you’ll have the support of the Dukes crew to make your program the best it can be! And what’s more, you’ll be a representative of Dukes in Victoria.

Over the last year, YALs have organised events such as scavenger hunts, masterchef challenges and sausage sizzles as well as learnt new skills and met new people!

Being a YAL can also be counted towards your Service!

What do you get out of being a YAL?

There are a lot of awesome benefits involved when you become a YAL – whether you’re interested in gaining leadership skills, contributing your ideas, becoming a role model or perhaps you want to make new friends who share similar interests?

  • High quality leadership training sessions with other YALs to workshop ideas, build skills and increase your knowledge.
  • Grow your ability to communicate and problem solve.
  • Learn how to be a pro at public speaking (if you’d like!)
  • The chance to influence and inspire others to make a positive change to their lives.
  • Become a role-model and play a key role in the development of other young people.
  • Make friends with other YALs and share ideas.
  • Learn how to plan, organise and run events (with support from the Duke of Ed crew of course!)
  • The chance to be featured on the Duke of Ed Vic website, have your story published, contribute to social media.
  • Develop employability skills and opportunities for your future– being a Young Award Leader is a fantastic addition to your resume!

“YALs helped me land a job at Duke of Ed!”

“I was a YAL in 2007 and 2008 and I absolutely loved it. I wanted as many people to sign up as possible and my Dukes buddies became my closest friends.

My mum still says that Dukes put me on a good path learning amazing skills that helped me do well inside and out of school.

I developed a passion for empowering young people and now I work for the Duke of Ed!”

– Sarah Bunting, previous YAL, Gold Awardee, currently working as Programs and Relationship Coordinator at The Duke of Ed.

“I developed as a real leader”

“My leadership skills have improved by leaps and bounds as I feel more confident talking in front of large groups of people.

My organisational and communication skills have also developed due to me needing to manage and prioritise my time.”

Sophie Fontaine, previous YAL and Gold Awardee.

So how do I sign up!?

Simply flick Sarah from Duke of Ed an email at and tell us:

  1. Your full name, school and Award level.
  2. Explain in 50 words or less why you want to become a Young Award Leader!

Our Duke of Ed Programs crew will then be in touch with further info. We look forward to hearing from you!

We also have a YALs Training Day coming up on Saturday 19th March
Venue: Pozible office, Unit 2 108-112 Langridge St, Collingwood VIC 3066

YALs Training is free but you do have to register via Eventbrite here.

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