Transforming our volunteer experience

Currently, volunteering at Scouts doesn’t always suit how people want to volunteer. They want to volunteer flexibly, by committing the time they have and being part of a team.

We believe that by addressing these issues it will help us to:

  • Recruit more volunteers and retain current ones
  • Make volunteering at Scouts feel rewarding for everyone
  • Consistently and safely deliver a better programme
  • Make sure that more young people are gaining skills for life

We’re transforming volunteering at Scouts to make it easier, more enjoyable and more rewarding. We’ll be rolling out the changes in phases.

There’s lots of information on the HQ website at and there are documents, diagrams and presentations that you can download here

Look up your local Scout Group, because you’ve got a safe, practical community who will encourage and support you.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls