Volunteering vacancies

Volunteer

The Scouts 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:

European Jamboree UK Programme Coordinator

For the European Jamboree 2020 (held in Gdansk, Poland) UK Scouts are being organised differently to a traditional UK Contingent in order to empower Counties and Nations to build an experience that is right for their local area. Part of the programme will be delivered by participating countries – for the UK this is three day-time programme items, along with evening activities which are scaled to the number of participants from each country. 

European Jamboree UK International Service Team (Programme)

For the European Jamboree 2020 (held in Gdansk, Poland) the organisers are asking participating countries to contribute to the programme by providing activities. We're looking for people to join the IST team to support the delivery. 

Member of the Investment Advisory Group

We're looking for a member to provide the Investment Advisory Group with knowledge and experience that will assist in the oversight and management of the Scouts' investment portfolio.

The Scouts Heritage Service – Collections Care Volunteer

The Heritage Service are looking to recruit volunteers who can support our Heritage Collections Officer to improve collection storage, assist with reconciliation of documentation and help make the collection more accessible. Working with the Heritage Team will provide you with transferable skills and experience, and we can promise it will throw up surprises, as well as fascinating, and sometimes untold stories.

Scout Adventures Hawkhirst - Wintercamp Youth Engagement Coordinator

This is an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to recruit and lead a Youth forum, having a major influence in the planning and delivery of the programme at Scout Adventures Wintercamp at Hawkhirst. As part of the Scout Adventures Event Team you will work in conjunction with the Programme Team, to shape and deliver a high-quality event.

Scout Adventures Gilwell Park - Wintercamp Daytime Programme Coordinator

This is an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to take the lead in organising the daytime programme, influencing the planning and delivery of the programme at Scout Adventures Wintercamp at Gilwell Park. As part of the Scout Adventures Event Team you will work in conjunction with the Programme Team, to shape and deliver a high-quality event.

Scout Adventures Gilwell Park - Wintercamp Youth Engagement Coordinator

This is an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to recruit and lead a Youth forum, having a major influence in the planning and delivery of the programme at Scout Adventures Wintercamp at Gilwell Park. As part of the Scout Adventures Event Team you will work in conjunction with the Programme Team, to shape and deliver a high-quality event.

Scout Adventures Gilwell Park - Wintercamp Evening Programme Coordinator

This is an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to take the lead in organising the evening programme, influencing the planning and delivery of the programme at Scout Adventures Wintercamp at Gilwell Park. As part of the Scout Adventures Event Team you will work in conjunction with the Programme Team, to shape and deliver a high-quality event.

Fundays Event Programme Lead

This an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to lead the organisation of Funday’s, one of our biggest events of the year. The Fundays Event Programme Lead will be the point of contact for zone/area leads prior to and during the event. The role forms the link between zone/area managers and the overall organisation for Scout Adventures Events.

Scout Adventures - Event People Lead

The Event People Lead will work with the Centre Support to improve the staffing process at events. They should also ensure sufficient staffing and volunteer wellbeing is being upheld. The role also requires working in partnership with a wide range of individuals, SASUs and departments within The Scouts; as well as other Volunteer Team Leads prior to, during and after the event to ensure sufficient staffing.

Scout Adventures - Volunteer Shop Manager

This an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to lead the organisation and delivery of our onsite shop. As part of the Scout Adventures team you will work in conjunction with the Scout Adventures Volunteer Team, the Gilwell Park Centre Support Team and event volunteer teams as well as a number of individuals supporting Scout Adventures Events. The role reports to the Guest Care Co-ordinator.

Scout Adventures - Event Traffic Lead

This an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to lead the organisation of traffic at our major Events. They will be the point of contact for Centre Support for traffic related enquiries prior to and during the event. The Event Camping Space Lead will lead a team of individuals and work in partnership with the a wide range of individuals, SASUs and departments within The Scout Association; as well as other Volunteer Team Leads prior to, during and after the event. 

Programme Assurance Team

We are now recruiting for a Programme Assurance Team, which is a key team in supporting the ongoing review of rules and regulations, guidance for adventure and activities and reviewing developing programme content.

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 Adventures 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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