Why I volunteer | Rebecca
Teacher Rebecca is an Assistant Leader with Lockerbie Scout Group. She started volunteering when she was looking to gain experience of working with children. Five years later, she tells why she hasn’t looked back.
“I have learned so much being a leader and will never forget my experiences.”
“As an Assistant Leader I plan and deliver fun and engaging programmes, working with fellow leaders and young people. I also take Scouts camping, both in the UK and on international trips, and get involved with fundraising.
"Last year we went to Denmark and this summer we are heading to Belgium to do a battlefields tour.
“My volunteering really complements my professional life as a teacher. I have been able to use my knowledge and skills from Scouting at school to deliver exciting outdoor learning and team-building exercises. I also feel more confident being able to help lead and prepare young people for residential trips at School.
“The best thing about volunteering with Scouts is working with young people every week. Seeing them learn vital life skills, looking up to me as a role model, and their smiles after participating in an activity I have run makes it all worthwhile.
“On top of that, I have had some of the most amazing experiences I would never have had if I had not been a volunteer with Scouting, such as going to an international jamboree with 44,000 people from all over the world.
“I would highly recommend to anyone to get involved as a volunteer with such an amazing organisation. You get so much from it.”
There are many ways to volunteer for Scouting. Whether you want to work with young people or support with administration or finance, we’re always looking for passionate and energetic people to get involved and share their skills. Our volunteers receive plenty of support and training.