DofE with Auckland Challenge

What we do

We are coordinators of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award for the greater Auckland Region. Auckland Challenge coordinates The Award on behalf of several schools as well as providing an opportunity to do The Award for youth who have left school, home schoolers and those attending schools where The Award isn’t run.

As coordinators for your Award our role is to guide you through The Award, help you find activities, approve and verify your activities, mentor you through, and sign off your Award. With Auckland Challenge you get unlimited email, phone and online support throughout your Award.

We provide mentoring, support and guidance for participants throughout and after their Award Journey, helping participants to reach their full potential.

Open Award Centers

Open Award Centers are free drop in centers around Auckland where any Award Participant or Leader can come to discuss The Award with our team of experienced Award Leaders

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Can't do DofE at your school?

If your school doesn't run DofE, or you can't do DofE through your school you can sign up to do your Award.

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Leaving School?

If you are leaving school and still have some more work left on your Award you can transfer to Auckland Challenge to continue your Award once you leave. To transfer your Award fill in the form at the link below. There is no charge for this service.

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Get started with your Award

  1. Go to the enrolment page to find out how to register and pay for your Award
  2. Read the DofE handbook for your level: Bronze, Silver, or Gold
  3. Schedule a meeting with Auckland Challenge to discuss setting up your Award
  4. Set up your activities in the Online Record Book and get logging!

Contact Us

Award Information

Adventurous Journeys

Admin Enquiries

Your Award Leaders

Kathryn Wood

One of our Award Leaders, Award Coordinator and the DofE Hub Leader for Auckland

Gemma Thompson

One of our Award Leaders and Expedition Coordinator

The Auckland Challenge office is closed until the 10th of January. We wish you a safe and happy Christmas!