We rely on people like you to play their part in giving young people the necessary opportunities.
But volunteering’s not just about giving something back. It’s also about doing something good for you.
Volunteering gives you career-boosting skills, improves your well-being, and helps you connect with friends, family and your local community.
There are many ways you can get involved, from helping out occasionally, running a game, or assisting regularly with our team. Our volunteering opportunities are as varied as you! Because whether you’re helping a leader run an activity, assisting in organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread for a group of very hungry young people, no two meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.
There are many reasons why adults choose to volunteer for Scouting. Here are some that existing volunteers have given:
- To enjoy and rediscover adventure for yourself
- To live a healthier, more active lifestyle
- To develop your own skills and do something practical
- Good for your mental health
- To spend more quality time with your child
- Because volunteering is a ‘good thing
- As an enabler, young people can do more
- To give something back to our community
- To support the Leaders
- Looks good on your CV
You commit to the time you have, as many of our volunteers also lead busy lives, and we understand these challenges.
What do young people do?
Beavers, Cubs & Scouts usually meet on one evening during the week, although they may also go to camps and other days out throughout the year.
The activities they take part in will depend on their ages and gives young people the opportunity to learn by doing.
Volunteers have trained to help deliver our programme, ensuring you and our young people stay safe while enjoying themselves and learning.
What do our Leaders say?
Play the video and find out what it is like being a volunteer.
What is involved when joining?
Whichever role you are taking on, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and give something back to your community. You will be helping young people gain skills for life and have amazing adventures as part of the largest youth organisation in the UK
When you start a new job, someone will tell you about the organisation you have joined, where you fit, what is expected and where you can get the support and skills to do your job. Taking on a role in Scouting is no different! Check out our induction pack.
The next step…
Look at our current vacancies, or if you can’t see anything you like, then head over to our volunteer submission page, where we can custom-pick a role for you.