Volunteer

Our volunteers are our everyday heroes! (Scouting is for big kids too.....)

You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to volunteer…  

We’ve already got one Chief Scout, and he’s brilliant. What we need now are smilers and inspirers, activity planners and doers – all round team players to support our young people. Volunteers are what makes everything happen.

The good news is you shape what you do and decide how much time you give. Scouts happens when a lot of us give a little (and no, you don’t have to be a Scout or outdoors expert to volunteer).

Scouts is needed now more than ever. Young people have been hit hard by the pandemic – with two thirds saying it’s impacted their mental health. Having people positive role models to guide the way, and give that extra bit of encouragement is so important in times like these. We help young people step up, speak and find their place in the world. We help them gain skills for life.

Three great reasons to volunteer: 

  • You’ll share your skills and experience with young people, while developing yourself
  • You’ll have fun and meet new people in your area
  • You’ll inspire a generation (and they’ll never forget it)

 What to expect:

  • A warm welcome
  • Flexibility to get involved in a way that works for you
  • Easy access to training and resources online
  • Plenty of support and a great team

Whether you join us to directly support young people, or behind the scenes, as a volunteer manager, treasurer or fundraiser, we’ll match you with a role that suits the skills you have to share and those you’d like to gain.

No two weeks are the same, but the impact you make is always great.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

To comply with Scouting’s safety and safeguarding procedures, This must be completed by all adults (over 18s) for any Adult helper who is volunteering more than once a month, or stay overnight on camp (or be unsupervised), they must have a dbs check.
The role of a parent / Carer helper is referred to as – Occasional Helper.

Even if you hold a DBS with another organisation a scouting DBS is required, Unfortunately Scouting do not currently subscribe to the update service

Full FAQ’s on DBS’s can be found HERE

should you wish to volunteer, or require a DBS to be carried out please Contact us for further information.

Aged 18 or over? Become an adult volunteer…

Aged 14 to 17? Become a Young Leader…