Volunteering. It’s #GoodForYou.
Volunteering’s not just about giving back – it goes both ways. It improves your wellbeing, gives you skills for the future, and helps you make new friends (and memories).
All our activities are run by volunteers, who might join us because they want to:
- Try something new
- Make friends
- Spend time with their children – or gain experience with young people
- Do something good for their community and themselves
- Keep their bodies and brains active and happy – whether that's by scaling mountains, sharing skills or serving tea
All end up making a huge difference to young people's lives – gifting them with skills for life, and learning a whole lot about themselves along the way.
But don't just take our word for it. Take theirs.
Discover what you can do
Whether you want to work with young people directly or help behind the scenes, there's something for everyone at Scouts.Check out what volunteers do
Meet our volunteers
Hear more from our volunteers about what being involved with Scouts means to them.Check out the short videos
I'm teaching my child things I value and that other children and other parents value as well – it's brought out something I never knew I had
Chris, Section Leader, Manchester
"It’s a fantastic way to give young people some of the skills I have learnt. It’s therapy I have been able to continue scouts through some very difficult times."
Beryl, Active Support Unit/Cub Scout Leader
"Meeting new people and teaching life skills also offering opportunities to children that they may not have at home."
Michelle, Beaver Leader