Scouting doesn’t work without our volunteer leaders, all of whom are people just like you!
You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? Do you like organising? What about IT? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.
Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out every week, once a month, once a 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.
As well as gaining skills and getting externally recognised training credits, not to mention having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their work or personal lives.
If you’re over 18, you can volunteer in many ways and there is no upper age limit for adult volunteers.
If you are aged between 14 and 18 you can become a Young Leader, getting the best of both worlds when you work alongside adults and other 14-18’s to organise and run activities for younger scouts.