We rely on a wide range of adult volunteers to deliver the activities that our members enjoy, from leaders working directly with the young people to our treasurer. If you would like to volunteer with us, please let us know using the contact form here, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are a wide variety of options available for volunteering, including:
The lowest level of involvement involving working directly with the young people in a section of your choice, involving helping to run games and other activities at section meetings and/or on camps and other events.
An Occasional Helper role is very flexible, allowing you to volunteer, as the name suggests, only occasionally: usually less than once per month, with no uniform, promise, training or membership of the association involved.
A step up in involvement from Occasional Helpers, taking a more active and regular part in running the section (though there's still no need to come every week: all volunteering roles are flexible), with some basic training in how Scouting works added, and all of the benefits of being a member of the Scout Association, with the uniform and promise being optional.
Assistant Section Leader
With full and detailed training, this is the stage at which you become a fully qualified leader for your section, taking on part of the responsibility for programme planning and organising events.
Executive Committee Member
On the administrative side, the Executive Committee fills a vital role in the running of the group, handling finances, being Charity Trustees for the group, and keeping everything running behind the scenes. These roles are all elected or confirmed at the AGM, but if you are interested, please let us know.
The most visible of the Executive Committee roles, chairing meetings of the committee and the group AGM, managing the executive committee and working closely with the GSL to ensure that the group has everything that it needs to continue functioning.
A critical executive committee role, managing the group funds, arranging for leaders' expenses to be repaid, and producing the group's financial reports.
The final key executive role, the Group Secretary is responsible for keeping records of meetings and group administrative records, including ensuring the security of records and other administrative necessities.
How can I help?
Pretty much any way you like: just let us know your availability and any relevant skills, and we'll come up with some suggestions for how you could help.
I don't have a Scouting background / experience doing things like this, do I really have the skills needed?
Yes! The only skill required is enthusiasm: we can provide as much training and support as you need. You might find that you end up learning as many new skills asthe kids do.
My child is a member, is there anything I could do to help?
Yes: many of our volunteers are the parents of our younger members. Speak to your child's Section Leader to discuss how you might become involved.
What if I don't have that much spare time?
That's not a problem: volunteering with us is very flexible, and we'll appreciate any amount of help.
Are there any age restrictions?
No: anyone over 18 can be an adult volunteer. If you're aged 14-18, see our Young Leader page for details of how you can help.
What are the benefits of volunteering?
There are a number of benefits you can gain from volunteering. Spending time with your child, learning new skills and contributing to your community are just a few of the reasons why our current Leaders choose to spend some of their spare time in Scouting.