There are loads of ways to get involved and help Scouting locally. As well as leader roles, there are 100s of ways you can help out behind the scenes, for example in management roles, driving a minibus, or doing odd jobs around the Scout hut.
Scouting offers fun, challenge and everyday adventure to 400,000 girls and boys across the
UK. Scouting helps 6-25 year olds grow in confidence, achieve their full potential and become active members of their communities.
This is only possible through the efforts of 100,000 volunteers who also enjoy the fun and
friendship of Scouting.
We would love to hear from you if you can help in any of our sections, in any capacity. The more adults we have, the more young people can join – we can’t have too many volunteers!
If you’d like to volunteer, you’ll need to decide which age group you’d like to work with, and what sort of role you’d like. We’ll explain the options to you, so you can make an informed decision. The main adult roles are Leader, Assistant Leader, Sectional Assistant and Ocassional Helper.
For all roles involving working with young people, you will need to successfully complete the appointment process, which includes a CRB/DBS check and two satisfactory personal references, leading to a Provisional Appointment. During the five months of your provisional appointment you’ll need to complete the Getting Started training modules relevant to your new role – this is fairly straightforward and can be done online if you prefer. For Leader and Assistant Leader roles further training must be completed within three years.