We’d love you to join our team of adult volunteers, helping young people have adventures – as well as getting loads out of it yourself!
There are a huge variety of roles available, but at the moment we’re specifically looking for people who can:
We get several emails and phone calls a week from people wanting to join Scouting. Can you help join a team of people handling these emails and phone calls and directing their enquiries to the correct people?
Manage other adults
If you’ve ever led a small team in work, or organised a community event, or even planned a family holiday, you’ll have the skills to help support the leaders who put on activities for the kids. Group Scout Leaders are crucial to our work and we need more of them!
The role of Appointments Secretary is crucial to ensuring those who volunteer to help us are welcomed, but also that they are suitable to work with young people. If you’re great at admin, then maybe this very important role is for you, or one you can share with others.
Do odd jobs around our HQ
Are you any good with tools? We’d like people to add their name to a list of people our HQ manager, who’s not the youngest member of the team, can call on to help him out fix a leaky tap, climb up a ladder to repair a light or any one of the many jobs which need doing to keep the building suitable for our young people and leaders.
Our Scout Shop which opens at our headquarters every Wednesday night is the beating heart of the District. Everyone pops in, parents come to get uniform, and it’s a real buzz. We need more people to help behind the counter, or behind the scenes with orders.
Shout for Scouting
Can you help us sell Scouting to the general public via the media? If you have an eye for a great photo, can put together a few words to get the flavour of a good story, speak to the media? You’re the one for us.
Inspire the next generation
Of course our biggest need for volunteers is for people to help run fantastic activities for our young people. We need…
- section leaders, who plan and deliver the weekly programme
- section assistants, who just turn up each week and help out
- occasional helpers, who come along when they can
- Young Leaders, if you’re aged 14-18
If you want to work with Beaver Scouts aged 6-8, Cub Scouts aged 8-10½, Scouts aged 10½-14 or Explorer Scouts aged 14-18 please email firstname.lastname@example.org