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Adult Volunteer

Everything we do is done by volunteers! Can you help? Even in a small way? We have many children on our waiting list due to not having enough adult volunteers. Consider these frequently asked questions…

Do I really have the skills you need ?

You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.

What if I don’t have that much spare time?

Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.

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What will I get out of volunteering?

As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that 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.

My child is in Scouting – is there anything I could do to help

The short answer is yes. Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen firsthand how Scouting benefits young people and want to give something back. It’s also a chance to spend more time with your children and learn new skills. Speak to your child’s leader to discuss how you might become involved.
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My child is on the waiting list – Is there any benefit to me volunteering?

Yes!! We try to give priority to the children of leaders, volunteers and helpers who are on the waiting list or moving between groups.
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Are there any age restrictions on helping out?

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. If you are aged between 14 to 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader.

Interested in finding out more?

Please click here and fill out the contact form and someone will get in contact with you.

Young People Joining the Beavers, Cubs or Scouts

Follow this link to see what we do!

For Beavers, Cubs and Scouts click here for an online application form


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