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Adult Volunteers (18+)

Adults have busy unpredictable lives meaning that it is difficult to commit to set hours or days. Our volunteering opportunities are based on a flexible model where-by with shared roles, varied skillsets, much support with training, and a large experienced team we can deliver our adventurous scouting programme. Scouting is about giving young people confidence, a sense of purpose, life values and outdoors skills that are hard to find anywhere else. Volunteering is easier than you think…

Adult Volunteering Roles

Section leader: Organises and runs activities (from 4 hours a week). See section leaders.

Assistant leader: Supports the section leader (from 4 hours a week). See section assistant leaders.

Section assistant: Helps when needed at activity meetings. Parent helper with safeguarding training (from 1 hours a week).

Executive committee member: attend meetings to oversee proper running of scout group and premises (3 or more meetings and year). Active support in shaping group.

Everyone has something to offer as far as supporting scouting is concerned. Whatever your age, ability, time commitment there are lots of ways to get involved. Scouting provides young people life experiences in a controlled safe environment. You don’t need specific knowledge as the scouts association provides an award-winning training scheme. All you need is a passion to see children develop into confident and caring young people. Join in the fun and adventure and give as much or as little time in whatever role you choose.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls