Why should I

volunteer with Scouts?

Our adult volunteers get just as much out of Scouting as our young people do. As well as helping young people to enjoy the adventure of Scouting, you’ll also have fun, make friends, develop new skills and have unforgettable experiences.

We can also help you develop your current skills and learn new ones. Volunteering in Scouting can enhance your CV or simply allow you to pursue your interest in a specific hobby.

It’s given me great opportunities. I’ve got to learn outdoor skills like canoeing, I wouldn’t know otherwise how to go about learning a skill like that but as a volunteer I’ve been offered this chance.

Sarah Ward, volunteer

Volunteer to

  • Make friends
  • Learn skills 
  • Have fun
  • Change lives


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What type of role could I do?

What type of role could I do?

We have a wide range of volunteer roles - from casual helpers to leaders, trainers, trustees and more – we have a role for everyone.  We also offer flexible volunteering roles too, so we can fit around you and the time that you want to give to Scouting.

Do I have the right skills?

You don't need to have previous experience in Scouting, just energy and enthusiasm.  We can match your existing skills with the right role and help you to develop new skills.

Quality Training

All of our adult volunteers receive full induction and ongoing training and support.  Our training has been recognised with a National Training Award by UK Skills and over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.

As long as you're over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers.

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Making a positive difference

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