No experience needed - really!
Scouting isn't daunting, it's rewarding
'Scouting is a character factory.' Not our words, but those of our lead volunteer, chief scout Bear Grylls.
Do you think you could help inspire one or two generations of young people to experience adventure, fun and friendship.
We have flexible opportunities for adults to volunteer, and you'd be surprised to discover what skills you can bring to the table.
Whatever your skills, experience and interests, we can find a role for you!
All over the world and especially in the UK Scouting is growing in popularity; but with increasing numbers of girls and boys we need more help as well.
In some places we have waiting lists for young people - you could help reduce those lists.
We need your help, please! so more and more young people may enjoy the adventure that is Scouting.
What can Scouting do for me?
Basically, you'll have just as much fun as our young charges. As well as helping young people enjoy a vast range of new activities you'll be able to sample most of them yourself.
And don't think age is a restriction. We have helpers and leaders aged from 18 up into their 70s!
Volunteering for Scouting can also boost your CV. You may develop your existing skills, learn new ones or even just pursure your special interest or hobby.
No previous experience is necessary. We provide full training if required and support is always ongoing.
How can I help Scouting?
Most of our volunteers have full-time jobs and help out on a flexible basis, around their other commitments. There are many ways in which you can give your time to help Scouting whatever your gender, age, abilities and skills.
Whether you can spare one hours a week or one day a month, we need volunteers to help young people experience the challenge and adventure of Scouting.
Let us know your availability and how much your would like to help and we will match this to roles within your local area.
Opportunities for you!
There is a whole range of different volunteering opportunities available to you through Scouting. For example:
- Leaders to work with young people at weekly meetings
- Managers to lead and support teams of adults to deliver Scouting
- Trustees to make sure property and resources are properly administered
- Instructors to run a huge range of adventurous activities
- Media and communications people to promote Scouting and improve our communication
- Administrators to make sure policies and procedures are followed correctly
- Training Managers to co-ordinate our comprehensive adult training programme.
Fill in the simple form to start your volunteering journey.