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:

Trustee Lead for Safeguarding

The role of the Trustees is to develop the Scouts in keeping with its charitable objectives and in the parameters of good governance. We are particularly looking for a Trustee to contribute their skills and experience in the area of Safeguarding and to Chair the Safeguarding Committee.

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 role is pro bono but reasonable expense will be paid in accordance with the Association’s Expenses Policy.

Independant Member of the Risk Committee

The Scouts are looking for a risk management specialist to join its Risk Committee. The role is pro bono but reasonable expense will be paid in accordance with the Association’s Expenses Policy. The applicant should not currently hold a role at a UK level in The Scouts.

County Commissioner for Suffolk

Suffolk Scouts are looking for a volunteer with management experience who can make a positive impact within their community. Key attributes needed include good interpersonal skills and the ability to matrix manage, motivate and inspire others. The successful applicant will lead the County team, supporting 8,500 Suffolk Scouts.

County Commissioner for Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Scouts is looking for a volunteer with management experience who wants to make a positive impact within their community. The successful candidate will have attributes that include good interpersonal, leadership and line management skills, the ability to motivate, inspire others and build teams and provide strategic direction.

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.

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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