Volunteering vacancies


The Scout Association is the UK's largest mixed youth organisation with more than 450,000 members in the UK and more across the world.

Our innovative spirit and ability to make things happen plays a vital role in the development of young people everywhere and these available roles will give you the chance to make a big impact on the lives of young people.

For paid vacancies visit our Jobs page. 

Current national Scouting volunteering vacancies:  

Regional Commissioner - North East Region

We are looking for a Regional Commissioner for the North East England Region. The Regional Commissioner is a volunteer who responsible for proactively managing and leading the County Commissioners in ensuring  Counties provide good quality Scouting for young people, develop their membership, follow and maintain the policies of the Association and the County Commissioners. There are eight Scout Counties in the Region

World Scout Jamboree 2019 Deputy UK Contingent Leader

We now wish to appoint a Deputy Contingent Leader (Operations and Delivery). The Deputy Contingent Leader will work in partnership with the lead staff member, senior volunteers and UK HQ staff and others to deliver this life changing experience for young people and adults from all parts of the country. 

Assistant Regional Commissioner (Growth)

We are looking for an Assistant Regional Commissioner to support the Regional Commissioner in encouraging and supporting growth across the East of England Region.

National Trustee

The Scout Association is seeking to appoint a trustee with senior safeguarding expertise and experience to strengthen its national Board. 

UK Specialist Adviser (Air Scouts)

The Education Team is currently recruiting for a UK Specialist Adviser (Air Scouts) 
The UK Specialist Adviser (Air Scouts) will report directly to the Deputy UK Commissioner for Programme (6-14) and work actively with staff and volunteers from UK Headquarters to develop and promote Air Scouting across the country.

Service Team Leader - The Day of Celebration and Achievement

Are you an enthusiastic forward thinker who is ready to support a team of young people to generate the ideas and content for the service during The Day of Celebration and Achievement?

Scout Activity Centres Service Teams

Flexible volunteering opportunities are available in various locations across the UK. Join one of our Service Crews or Service Teams to offer support across all aspects of running a busy activity centre.

British Scouting Overseas Communication Manager

British Scouting Overseas is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated communications manager. This is a challenge with a difference as none of our Districts and Groups are in the UK so an imaginative and innovative approach is needed to engage with our members and to promote the activities of BSO.

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