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

Volunteering will improve your wellbeing, equip you with skills for the future, and help you make a positive impact on the lives of young people. What’s more, it’s fun flexible and good for you!

When you volunteer with Scouts, 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).

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

What do volunteers do?

Working in teams, you might:

  • Help to plan and lead games and activities
  • Get involved with days out, camps and expeditions
  • Share and learn skills – from coding to cake decorating to canoeing
  • Make sure everyone’s safe, supported, included and having fun
  • Celebrate young people’s achievements big and small

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

Sounds good? Scroll down, fill in our form and let’s chat about where you might fit in.

Support roles

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer behind the scenes too! Have a look at some of the roles below and let’s match you with a role that suits the skills you have to share and those you’d like to gain.

Click on the role that fits you, or fill in the form below.

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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