You don't need to be Bear Grylls to volunteer - we've already got one Chief Scout and he's brilliant! Nor do you have to be a scout or even an outdoors expert. You just need to be an enthusiastic all round team player.
Scouts is needed now more than ever. The pandemic has hit our young people hard – with two thirds saying it has impacted on their mental health. Having people positive role models to guide the way, and give that extra bit of encouragement is so important in times like these. We help young people step up, speak and find their place in the world. We help them gain skills for life.
Executive Committee members contribute to the running of the Group, District or County/Area/Region by providing administrative support, strategic direction, compliance with relevant legislation ad completion of the duties set out in The Scout Association's Policy, Organisation and Rules. This is an exciting opportunity to be an influential member of young people's movement.
Three great reasons to volunteer:
* You’ll share your skills and experience, while developing yourself.
*You’ll have fun and meet new people in your area.
*You’ll inspire a generation (and they’ll never forget it)
What to expect:
A warm welcome. Flexibility to get involved in a way that works for you. Easy access to training and resources online. Plenty of support and a great team. Whether you join us to directly support young people, or behind the scenes, as a volunteer manager, treasurer or fundraiser, we’ll match you with a role that suits the skills you have to share and those you'd like to gain.
No two weeks are the same, but the impact you make is always great.
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Strong communication skills
- Able to think creatively and solve problems
- Able to handle and resolve conflict effectively
- Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others
- Able to maintain independent and objective judgement
- Willing to actively design and contribute to the strategic vision of the Group, District or County/Area/Region
- Willingness to take decisions which will further the work of the Group, District or County/Area/Region
Meeting places are all accessible
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
Scouts undertake an enhanced DBS check
- Equal Opportunities Policy
Scouts have an Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Can be negotiated with the Group
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
All Volunteers are supported in their role, by Group, District, County and Nationally
- Training provided
Training is available according to the Volunteer Role, Mandatory training is for the majority of roles
- Volunteer induction
There is a "Getting Started" period to all who take on a Leader Role
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
Adult Leaders are covered by the Scout Association
- Written role description
Available on request
When can I volunteer?
Evenings, with the occasional weekends
61 Tyersal Avenue