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:

County Commissioner - Nottinghamshire

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

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

Chief Commissioner of Scotland

Scotland is looking to recruit a new Chief Commissioner of Scotland for July 2018. The new Chief Commissioner will be responsible for the volunteer team across Scotland and implementing the new strategy of the Scottish Board that is due to be launched in spring 2018. For more information please follow this link.

Safeguarding Development Group Member

We are looking for three volunteers to join The Scout Association’s Safeguarding Development Group (SDG) at this exciting time as its moves into the next phase of its work. The SDG provide strategic leadership, ownership and oversight of The Association’s safeguarding policies and procedures and ensures that the Association’s safeguarding policies, procedures and practice remain fit for purpose and sector leading in protecting young people in Scouting.

UK Technical Advisers (UKTA)

The UK Adventure Team are looking to recruit a number of volunteers to take on the role of UK Technical Adviser help with specialist activity support and advice.

Grants and funding facilitators 

We are looking to recruit a team of volunteers to help support local scouting with research and the completion of applications for seeking grants and funding.  Seeking additional and new forms of funding is essential to help scouting to continue to grow and flourish. 

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. 

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. 

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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