DoFE Youth Ambassador shares their experiences

DoFE Youth Ambassador shares their experiences

29 April 2023

  • Kent ACF

Cadet Sergeant Ezri Spring from Ashford Tobruk Detachment, has been a Youth Ambassador for the past year for the DofE, here's what they had to say about this amazing opportunity:

Doing this has definitely taught me to take every opportunity in my stride and just have fun. I met one of my best friends, Steph Chaplain (a Staff Cadet Sergeant Major from Gwent & Powys ACF) pictured with Ezri below, through this programme and if I didn't take that first step and put myself out there, none of this would have been possible. I never thought I'd be able to have afternoon tea, watch cricket and meet the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Edward, at Windsor Castle but being an ambassador allowed me to. From watching the Commonwealth Games to going to Buckingham Palace next month, it's all been lots of fun!!

Applying to become a Youth Ambassador was one of the best decisions I ever made. It has given me so many opportunities from interviewing one of the Weasley twins, to watching the Commonwealth Games and taking part in the Youth Charter. Take every chance you get, some of these opportunities are once in a lifetime. Go for it and just apply, you will never know what you might miss out on if you don’t!

Every cadet deserves to be able to do great things, DofE helps them do that.

Interested in applying?

Applications are now open! Please click the link here to fill out the application form. The closing date to apply is Friday 5th May 2023, at Midday. If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected]

Being an ambassador has given me the opportunity to have my voice heard by the people in DofE who can actually make changes. Together we worked to make DofE open, accessible and fun for everyone no matter their situation or background.


Staff Cdt SM Stephanie Chaplain with Ezri Spring