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:

Inclusivity Advisory Group - call for volunteers 

Are you are passionate about delivering inclusive Scouting? You could play a positive role in shaping our future approach, an exciting opportunity is now available to become a member of the Inclusivity Advisory Group. 

Young Leader Project Team

The Scout Programme Team are recruiting a small volunteer project team to plan, scope and deliver support and guidance to the Young Leader’s Scheme in 2017. The aim is to provide additional support for the delivery of the Young Leader’s Scheme, looking at the accessibility and recognition of the Scheme.

County Commissioner - Hampshire

Do you have management and leadership experience, excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others? Hampshire 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.

County Commissioner - Humberside

Do you have management and leadership experience, excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others? Humberside 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.

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.

Scout Grants Committee Chair

Do you have what it takes to manage funding programmes to expand the Scouting adventure to more young people? If this is sounds like you or somebody you know, you may be the perfect candidate to become the Chair of the Scout Grants Committee. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

Not convinced yet? See why people just like you devote their time and skills to giving young people everday adventures.