Why Volunteer?

Scouting in the UK is growing, we currently have over 30,000 young people on our waiting lists unable to join simply because we don’t have enough adult volunteers.

Some of the reasons for volunteering:

  • To give something back to the community
  • To develop your own skills
  • To support the Leaders
  • To enjoy and rediscover the adventure for yourself

How can I help?

If you are thinking of volunteering, take a look at our current vacancies below and see how you can get involved.

However, you may think that you have no skills to offer Scouting or you might not be interested in the vacancies below, but the truth is that everyone has something to give. Something as simple as organising games or refreshments can give the leader more time to spend with the young people.

Do you have any hobbies and interests that you could share? All you need to do is let us know your availability and how you would like to help and we will match this to available opportunities.

If you want to be a leader, you don’t have to know everything. You’ll be given full training on the job and you’ll learn new skills as you progress. Many of our adult volunteers say they are more confident in their everyday lives thanks to their involvement with Scouting!

Volunteering is very flexible. From an hour a week to an hour every six months your contribution will make a real difference.

Open Roles

Title Assistant Beaver Scout Leader
Hours 2 a week

Help to run the weekly meetings: run activities, games or work with small groups working with 6 to 8 year olds

Beavers are great fun to work with and adults can very easily enjoy a second chance to get messy, creative and have fun. Learning through experiences has never been such fun and working through the Beaver Scout Challenge badges with a group really brings your creative side out. These badges provide a balanced programme covering our 6 core areas of Beliefs and Attitudes; Community; Fitness; Creative; Global and Outdoor and Adventure. So come and join the adventure and begin to learn what Scouting has to offer.

Title Scout Leader
Hours 3  a week

Do you like adventure? Do you like sharing your experience and knowledge with young people?

As a Scout Leader or Assistant you really experience the true outdoor adventure. Working with young people to develop their activity programme they will challenge your knowledge and skills to get the best out of you for their development. Be it taking a group canoeing, rafting, walking or just cooking in the woods on an open fire, you will soon learn new skills like making an egg sandwich over an open fire.

  • Plan, deliver and coordinate exciting activities for our young people on a weekly basis
  • Support and encourage young people in their development
  • Organise a range of camps and outdoor activities
  • No experience necessary
  • Full Training provided
Title Section Assistant
Hours 1-4 a month

Building dens is a real treat when you are nine, and even more fun when you are an adult! We need you to come along and support our young people. Not just dens, but help do map work, craft, walking, hiking and even make stuff from bits of wood (we call that pioneering). What we need is an extra pair of hands to help the leaders provide these fantastic activities.

Title Fundraising Coordinator/Head of Parent Support Group 
Hours 2 a month
Details Help to raise vital funds for our group by:

  • Leading the monthly fundraising meeting (day and location tbd)
  • Coordinating fundraising events throughout the year
  • Liaise with executive committee and leaders to promote and get support for these events