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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

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Supporting our adult volunteers

Find out how you can help support your adult volunteer team

Updated Wednesday 12 October 2022

The cost of living crisis will impact on our adult volunteers too.

Some may find they need to work more hours and so need flexibility in their volunteering time, or may need to be reminded of the costs that should be covered locally that they may sometimes incur due to their Scouts activities.

Talk to your volunteer teams about:

  • Reminding them to claim expenses for costs they incur in delivering Scouts – no volunteer should be out of pocket for doing their role (for example car parking, buying materials to run programme activities, printing)
  • If they need to change any of their volunteering times to accommodate extra or changing work patterns
  • If any of your volunteers are worried about rising costs, this guidance from Citizens Advice outlines where potential support may be available for individuals

Some examples of local Scout volunteer expenses policies

Supporting our young people

Finances should never be a barrier for a young person to take part in Scouting. Find out what you can do locally to ensure Scouting stays affordable for your young people.

How you can support young people

The rising cost of running Scouts locally

Whether you own or rent your Scout premises, you may be concerned about the costs of keeping it running.

Support with rising costs