Ways to get involved
There are two main roles for adults in Scouting: working with young people and supporting those who work with them. Whatever your age or ability, everyone has something to offer Scouting and there are lots of ways to get involved:
Part of Scouting's modern appeal to adults is our approach to flexible volunteering, it's great when people can make a regular commitment to help but we know it's not always possible.
Running activities for young people
Work with a small leadership team to help plan and deliver an exciting programme for members of one of our youth sections. You can do this on a flexible basis: be it weekly, bi-weekly, once a month or as it suits you.
Become a volunteer manager
Our volunteer managers provide support and guidance to other adult volunteers so they are motivated and inspired to provide first class scouting opportunities for young people. Whether it’s someone to talk to or thank them, or practical help with managing resources and recruiting other volunteers. These are important and rewarding roles.
Help manage short projects, organise events, help manage funds, help with recruitment, marketing and publicity, deliver adult training or manage a volunteer team.
Helping to manage local Scouting
If you would like to help out but don't have the time to be a leader then our trustee roles on our Executive Committees are a great way of helping with minimal time commitment. Although the 'executive' bit in our committee’s title makes it sound very formal, it is actually not like that at all! Our committees are made up of people just like you!
Help provide Active Support
'Active support' means helping out when needed. It could be by running activity badges for young people, as a Training Adviser to new leaders, helping with catering for events or camps, running activities for young people, helping with transport, assisting with hill walking, rock climbing or anything else that would support Scouting.