Become a Volunteer
Whether you are a parent of one of our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts or just wanting to find a rewarding way to use your time, Scouts has so much to offer.
We have a waiting list for all our sections and without the help of caring adults, it’s very hard to ensure these young people can learn enriching skills outside of school. Many of our volunteers have been a scout in their younger years and are happy to help guide and train those wishing to get involved.
What skills will you need?
Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways. Have a look at our ‘Roles for Volunteers’ for an idea of the range of help we can benefit from.
Can parents volunteer?
Parents have a wide range of experience and knowledge that they can pass on. We encourage all parents to volunteer to help. Not only will you have the chance to experience an activity that your child enjoys, you might also have fun yourself
How much time do you need to commit
Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.
What you will get out of volunteering
As well as the benefits of learning many lessons from our scouts themselves, Scouts offers award-winning training scheme for volunteers and actively help to building valuable skills such as teamwork, confidence and leadership etc.
91% of volunteers said that Scouting had helped them develop key skills, such as leadership, teamwork, character development and social skills.
95% said that Scouting helped them improve their physical skills, including the improved ability to cope with outdoor conditions.
How to make a start
We would love to tell you more about our volunteering opportunities. You can find information about our areas of greatest need on the ‘Roles for Volunteers’ page.
If you are a parent of a group member, feel free to approach a leader before or after a section meeting.
Alternatively, please contact Keith by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.