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:

Volunteer Head of Programme Support

As Volunteer Head of Programme Support, you’ll focus on ensuring that leaders get the support they need, to deliver a high quality and adventurous Scout Programme. You’ll lead a national volunteer team, including advisers for Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts, Air Scouts, Sea Scouts and the global and community impact elements of the Scout Programme.

Uk Cub Scout Adviser

We are looking to recruit for a UK Cub Scout Adviser to make sure that the Cub Scout programme stays up-to-date and relevant, and continues to provide more young people with skills for life. You’ll help to shape support for leaders, making it quicker and easier for them to deliver the Cub Scout programme.

Regional Commissioner - North East England

We are looking to recruit a Regional Commissioner for North East England who will be responsible for ensuring support and leadership of the volunteer County Commissioners in the North East. This role will be in partnership with the staff of the Regional Services Team, who are all full time employees of The Scout Association.

Regional Commissioner - North West England

We are looking to recruit a Regional Commissioner for North West England who will be responsible for ensuring support and leadership of the volunteer County Commissioners in the North West. This role will be in partnership with the staff of the Regional Services Team, who are all full time employees of The Scout Association.

Assistant Regional Commissioner (Growth) – South West England

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Regional Commissioner (Growth) for South West England who will be work to ensure support and focus on growth with each of the County Teams in the South West.

National roles pool - 18 to 25’s

We are looking for a number of volunteers to join a new pool of 18-25 year olds who have an interest in taking on national roles in UK Scouting. As well as working alongside Team UK and other volunteer colleagues they will be expected to work in partnership with staff across the UKHQ team.

National DofE Scout Active Support Unit Manager

We are now recruiting a National DofE Scout Active Support Unit Manager, which is a key role in coordinating the management and delivery of quality training to adults within the Scouts who support and deliver the DofE programme to young people.

Deputy UK Youth Commissioners

We're looking for two volunteer Deputy UK Youth Commissioners to support the UK Youth Commissioner. As part of the team you will work towards, as well as leading on, important aspects of the #SkillsForLife strategy. As well as working alongside Team UK and other volunteer colleagues you will help support over 400 Local Youth Commissioners around the UK. 

International Commissioner

Could you lead the development of our international work including relationships, engagement and supporting the development of Scouting overseas and in the UK as an integral part of the Scout Programme? Are you an excellent communicator who would enjoy forming strong effective relationships from a wide range of Scout organisations?

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 (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.

Interpreters

Scouting sometimes needs volunteer interpreters for different kinds of events including courses, conferences and jamborees, both at regional and world level. 

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. 

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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