What do volunteers do?
There are lots of ways you can get involved, from helping out occasionally on a parent rota to volunteering your time as a leader. Our volunteering opportunities are as varied as you!
You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent! Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about mini bus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.
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 for a group of very hungry eleven year olds - no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.
We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.
As long as you're over 18 and pass an enhanced DBS check*, 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 and 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader.
Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.
Simply fill in a form and it'll get sent to the right people who will get in touch with you
Contact us directly
Get in touch with our leaders and groups directly
(contact details can be found in our Groups section)
This is a test drive of Scouting. It's a try-before-you-buy with no commitment to see if volunteering is right for you.
Week 1: See what we get up to
Week 2: Start to help out
Week 3: Get a little involved
Week 4: You'll know if scouting is for you
For more information about this challenge, please go here
We provide an award-winning training scheme for our volunteers which means that adults get as much from Scouting as our young people. For more information about what the training involves, please refer to our Training Page
Adults aged between 18 and 25 may also join like minded friends to enjoy Scouting activities.