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Volunteering makes a difference

Scouting has made a difference to hundreds of people over the last century. In today’s business environment showing that you want to help your local community and develop your own skills makes you stand out.

Scouting understands that volunteering needs to be flexible to fit in around your needs and lifestyle. Therefore whatever time you can give, we have the volunteering opportunities for you.

With the Scouts you’ll get a great range of cool activities and adventures plus volunteering experience you won’t find anywhere else.

  • Try out new activities
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Help young people develop
  • Jump start your education or career
  • And have fun!

You might be into things like kayaking and rock climbing or perhaps you were a Scout in the past. But don’t worry – no previous experience is necessary. Being a volunteer is a great way to use the skills you’ve got and learn new ones too.

“I like knowing I’ve made a difference. When you do activities, and one kid smiles at the end of the session and says, ‘Thank you I really enjoyed that’… it makes it all worthwhile.” – Dave

“I’ve got management and people skills… lots of things that employers are looking for.” – Kevin

“When you’ve got Scouting on your CV it demonstrates commitment and loyalty, and shows the fact that you can work as part of a team.” – Joanna

How can I help?

  • By becoming a Leader or Assistant Leader of Beavers (6 -8 years), Cubs (8 – 10 ½ years), Scouts (10 ½ – 14 years), Explorers (14 – 18 years).
  • By becoming an Occasional Helper, by volunteering on an occasional basis, whenever you are able to do so.
  • By becoming a Group Scout Leader, supporting and managing the Leaders in a Group.
  • By becoming a member of a Committee, supporting the Group Scout Leader and Leaders.
  • By becoming a member of the Scout Active Support (SAS), by supporting and helping Leaders at events and Fund Raising for Scouts.
  • By becoming a member of the Group Executive Committee in the capacity of Chairman, Treasurer or Secretary.

Make a difference by volunteering and…

  • Get involved in a way to suit you and your needs – we’re flexible in how we work with volunteers.
  • Help young people learn new skills and gain some new skills for yourself along the way.
  • Receive training and support to your role, which can lead to recognised qualifications.
  • Help other adults by sharing your skills and experience.
  • Gain and develop essential skills such as teamwork, leadership, communication, motivation, enthusiasm, planning, self management and resourcefulness to put on your CV.
  • Have Fun!

So why not make the most of what you’ve got and build on it. Scouting helps thousands of people every day to make a difference to others, not just in the community but also in the workplace.

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