Volunteering vacancies

Volunteer

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:  

Risk Management Specialist

The Scout Association’s Risk Committee is seeking one or two Risk Management Specialists to join the Committee. The role is pro bono but reasonable expenses will be paid in accordance with the Association’s Expenses Policy.

24th World Scout Jamboree - UK Contingent Support Team

Do you have the skills and experience to work in partnership with senior volunteers, the Events Team and other UKHQ staff to deliver The 24th World Scout Jamboree taking place in USA during July and August 2019 for young people and adults from all parts of the UK.

24th World Scout Jamboree - UK Contingent Communications Team

As a member of the UK Contingent communications team you would be responsible for delivering accurate, timely, inspiring and relevant information about the Jamboree to UK Contingent members, Scouting and Guiding in the UK and a wide range of external audiences.

Head of Parade - The Day of Celebration and Achievement

Can you work with staff and volunteers to support the delivery of The Day of Celebration and Achievement at Windsor Castle, an opportunity to recognise the achievements of our members in a unique and very special location. 

National Activity Centres Scotland volunteer

Become a National Activity Centres Scotland volunteer and choose from a range of flexible volunteering opportunities available at Lochgolihead or Meggernie. If you’re passionate about the outdoors and want to play your part in delivering life changing opportunities for young people as well as helping you to acquire practical and employability skills, then this if for you. 

National Scout Active Support Unit Manager - National Catholic Scout Fellowship

Volunteer required to manage the National Catholic Scout Fellowship, one of our faith-based National Scout Active Support Units, to ensure it fulfils its purpose and Service Agreement.  This is a management role, requiring excellent communication and inter-personal skills as well as a genuine desire to make a difference.

National Scout Active Support Unit Manager - Scout Content Active Support Unit

Are you ready for an exciting new challenge? We are currently recruiting for a volunteer Manager for a new National Scout Active Support Unit, the Scout Content Active Support Unit, which will support the creation of content for use within internal and external publications, social media and websites.

Regional Training Manager - London

We are looking for stronly experienced candidates in training management either professionally or in a voluntary capacity to take on the Regional Training Manager role in the London region. 

Regional Training Manager - East of England

We are looking for stronly experienced candidates in training management either professionally or in a voluntary capacity to take on the Regional Training Manager role in the East of England. 

Regional Training Manager - North East

We are looking for stronly experienced candidates in training management either professionally or in a voluntary capacity to take on the Regional Training Manager role in the North East of England. 

County Commissioner - Greater London Middlesex West 

Do you have management and leadership experience, excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others? Greater London Middlesex West Scouts are looking for a volunteer with management experience who wants to do more in their community. 

County Commissioner - North Yorkshire

Do you have management and leadership experience, excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others? North Yorkshire Scouts are looking for a volunteer with management experience who wants to do more in their community. 

UK Technical Advisers

Can you advise on technical issues, and keep a watch on factors external to Scouting that will affect the activity within Scouting.

Scout Adventurer, Scout Adventures

Become a Scout Adventurer and choose from a range of flexible volunteering opportunities available across the nine Adventures Centres across the UK. If you’re passionate about the outdoors and want to play your part in delivering life changing opportunities for young people as well as helping you to acquire practical and employability skills, then this if for you. 

Interpreters

Scouting sometimes needs volunteer interpreters for different kinds of events including courses, conferences and jamborees, both at regional and world level. 

Assistant Regional Commissioner (Growth) - South West

The Assistant Regional Commissioner (Growth) will support the
Regional Commissioner in encouraging and supporting growth across
the Region

Assistant Regional Commissioner (Growth) - South East

The Assistant Regional Commissioner (Growth) will support the
Regional Commissioner in encouraging and supporting growth across
the Region

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.

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