There are loads of ways in which you can get involved with scouting as a volunteer.
Leaders and helpers (working with young people)
We are always looking for adults (18+) to help out at our regular Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer meetings. You could be helping to run games and activities, organising craft activities, supporting nights away from home, taking young people out and about, or receiving training to run a specific activity. There are loads of opportunities here!
Managers and trustees (not working directly with young people)
We also have lots of roles that are not working directly with young people. For example, you could be a charity trustee (18+), helping to make the key decisions that enable our leaders to offer great activities. Other roles involve managing and leading groups of adults, or providing support and advice in a particular specialist area.
If you’re aged 14+ and have a passion for a particular activity, you may be able to help us to lead that activity for scouts across our area. For example, maybe you’re keen on kayaking, climbing, archery or air rifle shooting? With enough adult support, these are all activities that scouts can do regularly. We can help you to achieve the relevant national governing body qualifications to enable you to lead these activities.
Young leaders aged 14-18
If you are aged 14-18 you can be a Young Leader with Beavers, Cubs or Scouts. This is an ideal way of completing the volunteering section of your Duke of Edinburgh Award or Queen’s Scout Award. You’d spend a period of time helping out regularly with a particular group, and supporting the adult leaders there.
Extra opportunities for those aged 18-25
For those aged 18-25, then as well as volunteering yourself, you can also take part in the Scout Network. This is a group specifically for 18-25 year olds to get together for activities and projects.
Where to find specific roles or get in touch…
A selection of roles that we are currently specifically looking for are listed on our do-it.org page. However, that list is not exhaustive, and if you can’t find something that excites you there then do still get in touch – we’re more than happy to have an informal chat about ways in which you could help out.