VOLUNTEERING IS…. Easy | Flexible Adventurous Exciting | Amazing Fun | A Skill for Life.
ADULTS CAN HELP IN A NUMBER OF WAYS:
- Section Leader or Assistant Leader working as a team to plan and deliver a programme of activities.
- Section Assistant who helps deliver the programme and an extra pair of hands during meetings, or they may have a specific skill or qualification e.g. archery instructor.
- Group Executive Member helping to manage the Group, building and funds with official meetings three times a year.
- Group Supporter to help out at events such as Duck Race, Fireworks Display or even camps and hikes.
- Occasional Helper who may be a Parent on a rota or supporting on an overnight camp.
All the roles guarantee a rewarding experience that does not need to be complicated and no special qualifications are required, just a desire to help eager young people develop Skills for Life. Appropriate training is provided and we are fortunate to be able to offer individual mentoring from experienced Scouters and Supporters. Any of the listed roles requires a DBS check – CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE
For more information please contact the Group Scout Leader Stuart Ross on:
01473 735352 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FAQ’s ABOUT VOLUNTEERING
1. Do I really have the skills you need?
You do not 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.
2. What if I do not 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, School term or just at special events and camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we will make sure you’re properly trained and supported.
3. 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.
4. 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 youth members because they have seen first hand how Scouting benefits young people and want to give something back. It is also a chance to spend more time with your children and learn new skills. Speak to your child’s Section Leader to discuss how you might become involved.
5. Are there any age restrictions on helping out?
As long as you are 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 years old, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader – CLICK HERE for more information.