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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

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Direct Support

Find out more and request our Direct Support

Hands on, tailored support from a member of our team to help you re-energise an existing section or establish a new section.
For example, this could include support with:
  • Planning an Open Event
  • Organising a Four Week Challenge
  • Delivering School Assemblies
  • Recruiting youth members and new volunteers
  • Hosting parent talks
  • Promoting in the community and online
  • Designing an engaging programme
A Growth and Recruitment officer will meet with you and your team for an initial stakeholder meeting to discuss all plans, goals, expectations, and timelines. We will be clear on what you can expect from the team and our availability to kick off your project. We will continue to provide our Direct Support throughout the project until the section has sustainably opened.
Our commitment to Inclusive Growth
In line with the Scouts' 2025 Inclusive Growth Strategy, we are committed to support the opening of more sections in deprived areas and increasing the number of adult volunteers from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Our Direct Support offer is therefore prioritised for sections supporting young people within IMD 1-3 locations, or those which predominantly support Black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities.
To find out the IMD of meeting locations in England, use the IMD checker tool.

Request Direct Support

Project Request Form

What support is available near you?

All of our Workshops, Peer2Peer Support Groups, and online tools and resources across the UK. If you're looking for more localised support outside of England, please use the links below to get in touch with your closest Scouts team.

Contact Scouts Scotland

Get in touch with Scouts Scotland

Contact Scouts Cymru

Get in touch with Scouts Cymru

Contact Scouts Northern Ireland

Get in touch with Scouts Northern Ireland

Contact British Scouting Overseas

Get in touch with British Scouting Overseas