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:  

Project team - Supporting the Scout section in 2017

The Scout Programme Team are recruiting a volunteer project team to plan and deliver a project focusing on supporting the Scout section in 2017. 

Inclusion Advisory Group

If you are passionate about delivering inclusive Scouting, and 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.

Deputy Chief Commissioner of England

Could you be our next Deputy Chief Commissioner of England to help support and lead Scouting across England? This deputy role will have a particular focus on ensuring the delivery of brilliant programmes in Sections locally, working in close partnership with the UK Commissioner for Programme and their team, plus the eight Assistant Regional Commissioners for Growth in England.

Deputy UK Chief Commissioner

Could you be the next Deputy UK Chief Commissionerand help support and lead Scouting across the UK? The UK Chief Commissioner has appointed one deputy to particularly focus on a range of projects and underpinning delivery teams. This deputy role will have a wide remit including representing the national team by speaking at a range of events and leading some of our initiatives and projects.

Roverway 2018 Contingent Management Team

Roverway is taking place summer 2018 in the Netherlands for up to 3,000 young people aged 16 - 22. As a member of the Contingent Management Team you will manage multiple tasks as a team to support UK members.

County Commissioner - Hereford & Worcester

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

Member of the Awards Board

Are you under 25 years old and can you help monitor awards and service decorations and makes appropriate recommendations for Scouting awards as part of the Awards Board.

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. 


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.