Volunteering for The Scout Association is easy, fun, offers opportunities to get externally-recognised qualifications, and gives you the chance to have a real impact on the development of young people.
How much time you give is up to you, and you don't need any previous experience. We have a huge variety of roles to suit everyone, and whatever role you choose, we'll make sure you're properly trained and supported.
ĎScouting is a character factory.í Not our words, but those of our lead volunteer, chief scout Bear Grylls. Are you ready to inspire a generation of young people to experience fun, friendship and real adventure? The opportunities to volunteer with us are flexible. Think of something youíd like to do and chances are itís just what we require.
We are always looking for adults to become leaders at our groups. We donít have a shortage of young people in the district; in fact we have waiting lists for all of our groups. We have these waiting lists because we just donít have enough leaders to go around. The numbers of young people waiting to join the Scout Association has been climbing year on year and the only thing stopping them joining is the number of adult leaders. If you would like to find out more about becoming a leader then please get in touch. You donít have to have a child in the Scouts to be part of the adventure and apart from anything, itís good fun, a chance to bring out that kid in you!
Perhaps being a leader isnít for you? There are many different roles available to suit everyone, both at group and district level. Do you have a special skill or qualification that you could bring along with you? As well as uniformed leader roles, you can be an occasional helper, part of the Active Support unit which provides additional support to groups when required, administrative roles such as secretary, treasurer, supporting leaders with their training, meeting and interviewing potential new leaders and supporters, skills instructors Ė the list is endless.
If you want to know more, please get in touch with us and we will find something that suits you.
of our volunteers said that Scouting helped them improve their physical skills, including the improved ability to cope with outdoor conditions.
of our volunteers said that being involved helped them with relationship building.
of wider community organisations said that if Scouting was on a job applicantís CV it would be a positive influence on their appointment.