Why volunteer with the Scouts?

Every week we give almost half a million 6-25 year olds the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life.

 

We need amazing volunteers to help this happen.

Today, there are nearly 60,000 young people on the waiting list to join us in the UK. We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.

Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the local town hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread a group of very hungry eleven year olds – no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.

 

 

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Here are some of the great reasons to volunteer

  • Flexible – All our opportunities are flexible meaning you can fit it around your life
  • New skills – Not all the fun activities are for the Scouts, you can get stuck in too! You can also develop leadership and management skills.
  • Make new friends – Volunteering is a great way to meet new people while delivering a variety of activities and simply have fun!

We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.

Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.

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