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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

Who are we?

We're a small team passionate about working with politicians and decision-makers from all sides of politics. Our goal is to spread the word about Scouts and support policies that help our movement, including our young members and volunteers.

We believe it's crucial to involve young people in what we do. That's why we empower them to speak up about the things that matter to them, ensuring our work truly reflects what our members need and want. Right now, we have a team of 10 youth advocates who joined us last year, and we're excited to add 5 more roles.

We're also recruiting a volunteer team to make our team more diverse and bring in fresh ideas. This mix of voices and experiences makes our work even better, reaching more people and making a bigger impact. And as our team grows, we're dedicated to giving everyone the support, guidance, and chances to learn and grow.

Overview of the role

This role is a great chance to get involved after we published Our Scouts' Manifesto. You'll get to show how Scouts teaches skills for life and supports young people and volunteers.

The recommendations in the manifesto will shape what we do for the next 2-3 years, so there are loads of chances for you to make a difference.

Throughout the year, your ideas will be key in shaping our plans. If you're passionate about outdoor learning or being an active citizen, you can help shape campaigns on those topics.

What will I get out of this?

You'll get to talk directly to senior leaders in government and run campaigns that change things for the better. You'll go to events like Party Conferences and meet other people who care about Scouts. Plus, you'll learn loads of skills like public speaking, campaign development, and working with others to make big things happen.

Application process

To let us know you’re interested in getting involved please add your details to our application form. If you can’t use the online form, get in touch with us using the details below. On the form you will be able to either submit a written application, or a five-minute video to answer some questions on your motivation and interests.

You can also nominate other people who you think would be perfect for the role.

To learn more about the role and gain insights from current youth advocates, we will be hosting a 45-minute information session on Thursday 16th May at 5pm. Joining details are in the pack. 

Once the application window closes, we’ll aim to get back to you by Monday 10th June with further information about what happens next.

Key dates

Drop in session: Thursday 16th May 5pm 2024

Have any questions? Want to meet existing Youth Advocates before applying? Pop along to our drop in session here

Closing date: 09:00 on Wednesday 29th May 2024 

Interview date: W/C 17th June 2024

For more information

For more information, or for an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact: 

Izzie Inga, UK Deputy Youth Commissioner for Perception


Molly Taylor, Policy and Public Affairs Executive


Closing date:
Wed, May 29, 2024, 9:00 AM

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