Scouting’s Leaders are supported by a great many volunteers who help
promote and develop Scouting as well as training our Leaders.
you have some spare time and an interest in Scouting there is a role
for you. From administration to finance, training, media, policy
development, project leaders and fundraising the possible roles within
Scouting truly are endless.
As an adult volunteer you
will have great flexibility as to the time you put in, from an hour a
week to once a month, once a term or a couple of times a year. If you
are enthusiastic about Scouting we would love to work with you. All our
adult volunteers are provided with some essential training which can be
completed online to equip you with the tools and knowledge needed.
is our volunteers who help to ensure that our Leaders can continue to
provide fantastic experiences for the Island’s young people, equipping
them with the skills for life they 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.
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.
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.
The short answer is yes. Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen first hand 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.
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.