Award Leader

Each Award Centre must appoint at least one Award Leader who is the contact person and mentor for Award Participants. An Award leader play a vital role in ensuring that young people get the best out of their Award. An Award Leaders is an adult volunteer who has undergone the required training, who is the contact and mentor for an Award Group.

Award Leaders must undergo brief mandatory training to fully understand the requirements and effectively administer the Award framework.

Basic Requirements:

  1. Possess or identify a potential group of participants

  2. Express volunteer interest to our national office

  3. Undergo a standard background check

  4. Attend a training session and become a Certified Award Leader

Key Responsibilities:

  • Recruit participants

  • Maintain governance and organization

  • Ensure participants fulfill the basic requirements

  • Organize the Award Unit’s Adventurous Journey

  • Correspond regularly with the national office


Award Leaders help influence Nigeria’s future by personally investing in our youth. It’s a wonderful way to give back to your community and you make an unforgettable impression in the lives of many.

There are different categories of the Award leadership. These are:

  • Award Coordinators

  • Assessors

  • Supervisors


We work together with Volunteers to ensure that the young people in Nigeria get a quality experiential experience as they go through the Award Program.

Who is an Award Coordinator?
Award Coordinators are adult volunteer or paid staff who is the key contact in a licensed operating unit responsible for setting up and running the Award. They are the frontline of The Award Program, playing one of the most fundamental roles – that of developing the Participants who are actively involved. Without them there simply would be no Award!

Each licensed Operator must appoint an Award Coordinator. A Coordinator is a Volunteer who is the main contact for the Licensed Operator, and is responsible for running The Award Program in that organization. In large organizations there may be other volunteers who assist in the running of the Program – these people are usually called Assistant Coordinators or Assistant Leaders.

As an Award Coordinator, your role is to engage young people in the program, and encourage and inspire participants throughout their Award journey.

Coordinators could be anyone from a teacher to a sporting coach to a Cadet leader, as long as they are appointed by a Licensed Operator.
Award Coordinators Roles and Responsibilities