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Wanted: Everyday heroes. Volunteer today.

You don't need to be Bear Grylls to volunteer...  

We’ve already got one Chief Scout, and he’s brilliant. What we need now are smilers and inspirers, activity planners and Zoomers - all round team players to support our young people.

The good news is you shape what you do and decide how much time you give. Scouts happens when a lot of us give a little (and no, you don’t have to be a Scout or outdoors expert to volunteer).

Scouts is needed now more than ever. The pandemic has hit our young people hard – with two thirds saying is impacted on their mental health. Having people positive role models to guide the way, and give that extra bit of encouragement is so important in times like these. We help young people step up, speak and find their place in the world. We help them gain skills for life.

Three great reasons to volunteer: 

  • You’ll share your skills and experience with young people, while developing yourself
  • You’ll have fun and meet new people in your area
  • You’ll inspire a generation (and they’ll never forget it)

 What to expect:

  • A warm welcome
  • Flexibility to get involved in a way that works for you
  • Easy access to training and resources online
  • Plenty of support and a great team

Whether you join us to directly support young people, or behind the scenes, as a volunteer manager, treasurer or fundraiser, we’ll match you with a role that suits the skills you have to share and those you'd like to gain.

No two weeks are the same, but the impact you make is always great.

Volunteer locally now

Your Scouts adventure begins with your local group. Head over to our Group Finder, pop in your postcode to find your nearest Scout group. Use the 'Get Involved' online form to share your details and choose 'Volunteering'. Our local team will be in touch soon after!

Register your interest in local volunteering

Discover our National Volunteer Roles

Volunteers make Scouts happen at a national level as well as a local one. 

Check out our current national vacancies

Get Inspired

160,000 volunteers like you, helping more than 460,000 young people each year to build #SkillsForLife  

Scouts Member Benefits

As a volunteer, unlock a range of discounts and more. Look out for the teal 'Member offers' banners across our Supporters page.

Check out the current offers