Recruiting Explorer volunteers
Explorer leaders are passionate about giving young people a voice. They are enablers: supporting young people to pursue their interests and push their boundaries. When looking for adult volunteers to join the section, think about those in your community who are passionate about working with young people.
Those working in sports or outdoor pursuits might be attracted by the variety of activities on offer to the Explorer age group, while local councillors or businesses might benefit from regular engagement with dynamic young people. Adults who have life skills to share such as cooking, budgeting and DIY can also share these skills with young people whilst also benefiting from their interaction.
That said, recruiting volunteers for explorers is not dissimilar to recruiting to other sections so please read the ready to recruit information first.
"We turned the survey into an online form and sent out to parents. We now have a mum running a yoga session and a dad running a woggle making night this term."
Keeping your young people at the heart of your recruitment is essential. As Explorers, they can really help you to recruit – we've included some suggestions below of how you could involve them in finding leaders.