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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing at Scouts. Read more

Discover what this means

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Take a sneak peek at our uniform and badges and see what we’re doing to make sure everyone is safe and included.

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Will you be our next volunteer?

Volunteering’s not just about giving back – the benefits go both ways. All of our activities are run by amazing volunteers. Volunteering lets you try new things, meet new people, and make a difference. We know that volunteering is #GoodForYou because when you volunteer, you’ll:

  • Do something good for your community and yourself
  • Gain skills for the future
  • Spend time with your children or gain experience with young people
  • Make friends
  • Make memories

Volunteering will keep your body and brain active as you make a huge difference to young people’s lives  helping them develop skills for life and learn a lot about themselves along the way. 

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Take a sneak peek at our uniform and badges and see what we’re doing to make sure everyone is safe and included. 

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Learn more about the Squirrels pilots

Our pilots showed that working with younger children opens up new opportunities for adults (especially parents) to try volunteering with Scouts. New volunteers have also shown an interest in supporting Scouts beyond the pilots and across different roles.

I don't think I'd be anywhere near that if it wasn't for the safe and inclusive environment created for me through Scouts.

James, adult volunteer


Squirrels Activities

As the programme grows, we’ll have hundreds of activities for 4 and 5 year olds. There are already plenty of fun Squirrels activities within our activity finder, if you’re looking for something to keep young people occupied.

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In short, it’s an inclusive approach to design. Digital accessibility is the design of online content and platforms with this inclusive approach in mind and can be applied to websites, apps, videos, and everything online.

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Find out what we’re doing within different sections to make sure everyone is safe and included. 

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Everything you need to know about Squirrels

Take a sneak peek at our uniform and badges and see what we’re doing to make sure everyone is safe and included. 

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Become a partner of Squirrels

We have big ambitions to bring non-formal, early years education to communities and families who could benefit the most. 

To do that, we need another £600k and partners who can help us reach potential volunteers in our target communities. If you're a funder, policymaker or youth organisation and can help us bring non-formal education to the communities that can benefit the most, get in touch.

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