Volunteering for Scouting is one of the most fun, rewarding and positive things you can ever do.

We’re Scouting For Talent…

You can give as much or as little time you like and we will match opportunities that fit your skills and time available.

If you would like to have fun and make friends, earn professional qualifications and make a real difference to the lives of young people please contact us.

Can you boil water?

Yes, we want someone to supervise the boiling of water.

Boil water? Well yes in a tent, a mess tent. And yes, at a campsite and probably in the rain. We want you to boil water to cook the spaghetti, that goes with the Bolognese sauce you made, on the camp stove you are now boiling the water on!

Could you teach Scouts to do this, do you have other skills we could use in the Scout section.

Camp cooking is a great laugh, good fun and really is as simple as boiling water.

Can you build a den?

Building dens is a real treat when you are nine, and even more fun when your an adult! we need you to come along to Cubs and support our young people.

Not just build dens, but help do map work, craft, walking, hiking and even make stuff from bits of wood (we call that pioneering.) What we need is an extra pair of hands to help the leaders provide these fantastic activities.

Are you a money-maker extraordinaire?

Can you organise fundraising events that inspire the whole family?

Groups are always looking at ways to raise money for activities and equipment.

Could you help a group to organise small events? Every penny we raise is used to support children, so whether it’s bingo or a barn dance the choice is yours!

Got a question?

Take a look at some of our FAQ’s below.

Or get in touch via the details on our contact page.

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 free 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.

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.

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.

‘Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.’

Bear Grylls, Chief Scout