Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The DofE is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 to 24-year-olds the...
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John Muir Award

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme supports people to connect with, enjoy and care...
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Recycling Ambassadors

Calling all individuals, groups, organisations and schools. Become a Recycling Ambassador to help ke...
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Our Services

We deliver youth projects to schools and colleges as well as host youth volunteering opportunities in communities around Leicester and Leicestershire.
We also help to recycle many plastics our council can't

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The BLOG

Find out more about what each of our groups have been up to

  • thank you sooo much for supporting me in the Reading Buddies, I have had a wonderful experience Mandy Cao (16) – Reading Buddy
  • Volunteering at COG is great and extremely fun and engaging. COG is a great place to volunteer, a place which I enjoy. Nirmit (14) – Magazine Designer
  • I enjoy volunteering for COG as there is a clear vision of encouraging the younger generation to explore and reinvent the image of reading. Zainab (18) – Reading Buddy Leader
  • COG gives me the opportunity to give back to the community. It also enables me to develop my entrepreneurial skills. Adna (16) – Fundraising Committee Member