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:

Scout Adventures - Fundays Event Programme Lead 

This an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to lead the organisation of Fundays, 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

We are looking for someone to be the point of contact for Event Volunteers prior to, during and after the events run at Gilwell Park. The role forms the link between the Event Volunteers, the Event Manager and the Centre Support Team. The Event People Lead will work with the Centre Support to improve the staffing process at events. 

Scout Adventures - Volunteer shop manager

This an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to lead the organisation and delivery of our onsite shop at Gilwell Park. 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. 

Deputy UK Chief Commissioner

You can help support and lead Scouting across the UK. There are two Deputy UK Chief Commissioners, each focussing on different aspects. This role will particularly focus on the realisation of our strategy and will have a wide remit including representing the Scouts and the national team by speaking at a range of events and leading some of our initiatives and projects.

Contingent Management Team – UK Contingent, World Scout Moot 2021

We are now recruiting a Contingent Management Team (CMT) to support the UK Contingent to the 16th World Scout Moot in Ireland in 2021. The CMT will have a range of responsibilities in order to support participants (aged 18-25) and International Service Team members from the UK before, during and after the event.

County/Area/Region Commissioner for the Early Years Programme Board

We're looking for a County/Area/Region Commissioner to join the early years Programme Board. We're particularly looking for someone who is confident in engaging others, enjoys presenting information and is happy to contribute their ideas, whilst respecting and valuing others.

National Awards Advisory Group Member

We're currently looking for a new member to join the National Awards Advisory Group (NAAG), initially for a three year appointment. In the role, you'll review and make decisions on award nominations that are decided at a national level.

Independent Member of the Safeguarding Committee

The role of the Independent member is to provide the Safeguarding Committee and the  movement with knowledge and experience to making key decisions. 

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.

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.

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