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Use your skills as a volunteer

We always need more leaders to work directly with children to deliver exciting activities.

The Scout Association is made up of volunteers who give freely of their time because they enjoy helping to develop young people in our informal educational context.

With basic facilities and volunteer support, Scouting provides life-changing opportunities and adventure to both young people and adults. It offers a high quality balanced programme of opportunities for young people and award winning training to our adult volunteers.

By choosing Scouting, you will make a real difference to the lives of young people and have a huge impact within our community. You will have the opportunity to try plenty of new things and develop your skills.

Scouting is made up of many different types of volunteers

From the Duchess of Cambridge or Chief Scout Bear Grylls, to teachers, postal workers, shop assistants, business people – there is no such thing as a typical volunteer. Some are members, some are supporters and others are parents or young people wanting to do something to help achieve the aims of the Movement.

Adults in Scouting support the Movement in the following ways:

Volunteering opportunities are flexible

When someone talks to us about volunteering, we find a role that fits with their time and skills. If that means an hour a month, then we’ll work out how we can make the most of that – designed to fit around the time you have available to volunteer.

  • Ready to get involved?

    Send us a volunteering enquiry using the form below, or just contact the Group Scout Leader for a chat.

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