There are range of reasons why people volunteer their time with the Scouts. It can range from work experience for working with young people, Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering, have a child in the sections, was an scout before and want to carry on or just wanting to have fun and experience the outdoors! Whatever your reason we want to hear from you!
Volunteering with us has got it’s benefits, but no we can’t pay you…no one in the group get paid as we are all volunteers!
- It’s fun!
- Gain skills relevant to working (improve your CV) or personal lives, such as teamwork, communication, leadership, etc.
- Opportunity to work with a variety of age groups and meet new people
- Being part of the world wide family of Scouts and in a local sense gaining some very good friends who live nearby too!
- Self Achievement and Motivation
- Getting involved with the local community
- Opportunity to go to national events
- Contributes to achieving Duke of Edinburgh volunteering requirements
- Training in Scouting has also enabled volunteers to gain accreditation for Open College Network awards in Youth Work, and helped them to become associate members of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute for Training and Occupational Learning.
Our training scheme is flexible and free, with options for volunteers to choose which modules are relevant to their role and development. For many roles, the handful of required training modules can be completed online.
Still not convinced? Hear about what some other volunteers have to say about it!