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:

Regional Commissioner - East Midlands

The role of a Regional Commissioner is rewarding and an opportunity to develop yourself. You will have the opportunity to meet young people and adults, whose lives have been changed by Scouting, and to inspire and help Counties and Districts grow and deliver even more exciting and adventurous activities to even more young people.

Pride in London 2017 – Scout Project Team

We are recruiting 3 volunteers to become members of the Project Team to support Scouting’s participation at Pride in London 2017. They will work in partnership with the project team co-ordinator, other volunteers and UKHQ staff to deliver a successful event for participants aged 16+ on Saturday the 8th of July 2017.

County Commissioner - Shropshire

Do you have management and leadership experience, excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others? Shropshire Scouts are looking for a volunteer with management experience who wants to do more in their community. Key attributes needed, include good interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others.

Fundraising Specialist

The Scout Association’s Fundraising Advisory Group is seeking one or two fundraising specialists to join the group. The role is pro bono but reasonable expenses will be paid in accordance with the Association’s Expenses Policy.

Assistant Regional Commissioner (Growth) – London

We are looking for a committed individual to become the Assistant Regional Commissioner (Growth) in the London Region. You will aid the Regional Commissioner in encouraging and supporting growth across the Region, working closely with County Commissioners, growth leads and facilitators to support and help provide Scouting to the 5,000 young people who are waiting to join Scouting across London. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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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