10th Willesden

Volunteer Manager, Harlesden / Group Scout Leader, 10th Willesden

We prepare young people with skills for life. But who supports the volunteers who make this happen? People like you!

You can inspire, motivate and plan ahead. You'll enjoy working with adults and young people in your local area and seeing the impact of your efforts. You'll be organised, diplomatic and know how to get the best out of people.

10th Willesden is a new Scout Group meeting on a Friday evening at St Matthew's Church Hall, St Mary's Road, Halesden NW10 4AU. The new group part of our expansion plan for Scouting in Brent, having opened four new scout groups in 2018 and seeing a 50% increase in our membership over two years.

Beaver Scouts (6-8 yo) has one volunteer leader and 15 members, and Cub Scouts (8-10½) two leaders and also 15 members.

Nationally The Scout Association has a membership in the UK approaching 600,000 individuals. Almost half a million young people participate in Scouting each week, supported by over 115,000 adult volunteers in numerous roles.

We provide fun, friendship and lifechanging adventure to young people from every background, giving them the chance to experience the outdoors, build their confidence, and to reach their full potential. As the UK’s largest co-educational youth movement, we help boys and girls to develop the skills and values they need to succeed in life.

At local Group level, Scouting is split into three sections: Beavers (6-8 years), Cubs (8-10 ½ years) and Scouts (10 ½-14 years). Groups also have an Executive Committee, comprising a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary, who oversee Group decisions.

Scout Groups are supported by our Deputy District Commissioner - Groups, and the wider volunteer team lead by the District Commissioner. We also are supported by a full-time Growth and Development Officer and a part-time Development Assistant.

Volunteer Youth Leader (10½-14 years), Stonebridge / Scout Leader, 10th Willesden

Can you help inspire adventure?

Scouting is all about having fun, making friends, learning new skills and the adventure of trying exciting outdoor activities!

Scouts are boy and girls aged 10 to 14 years old and meet together as a Scout Troop. Each Scout Troop consists of a number of small units of six to eight Scouts called Patrols, usually led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp. There is also a large range of activity badges for the Scouts to gain including, street sports, digital citizen, geocaching, rock climbing, potholing, gliding and photography. There is also lots of opportunities to go on international experiences.

What's involved?

This is an exciting role involves working with a small leadership team to enable the delivery of an exciting programme for the section members, with many outdoor opportunities. You will not only benefit from supporting young people, but also from gaining new skills and developing yourself. All of which apply to your everyday working life.

What are we looking for?

You don't need to know anything about scouting to get involved - but you do need enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved help provide great programmes to the young people in the section.

We provide an induction, lots of ongoing support and training which can result in external recognition with:

These awards are recognised by many external organisations, bodies and employers, making them a great addition to your volunteering experience and your CV.

The benefits of volunteering with Scouting

Volunteering with Scouts can enrich your life – don’t just take our word for it. Over 90% of our volunteers say that their Scout experiences are hugely beneficial:

Gain skills
We have an award-winning training scheme for our volunteers so you get as much from it as our amazing young people, including practical skills like first aid and transferable skills like communication and leadership.

Boost your CV
More than two thirds of our volunteers say their CVs have been enhanced by joining Scouts. Employers love to see the commitment of volunteers, and through Scouts you can get vital experience in areas like management, administration and activities.

Make new friends
A whopping 97% of our volunteers say their involvement has helped them forge new friendships.

Change lives
There’s no better feeling than making a difference to communities and transforming the lives of young people. How’s that for job satisfaction?

Flexible volunteering
The only prerequisite to volunteer with us – apart from enthusiasm, of course – is that you're over 18. We know our volunteers lead busy lives, so we’re all about flexibility: whatever the time and skills available we can find a great role for you.

You can choose to volunteer with us once a week, twice a month or once a year – in the thick of activities with young people or behind the scenes in management, executive or support roles.