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Recruitment toolkit

All our adult recruitment tools and resources at your fingertips

Four week challenge

The Four Week Challenge is a gradual introduction to Scouting to show new volunteers how much fun it can be.

Take up the challenge

Four step challenge

A commitment free try-before-you-buy for new volunteers, focusing on non programme delivery roles beyond the sections.

Four Step Challenge

Six steps to recruitment

Need some hands-on, full-of-energy, good-at-getting-stuff-done adults to join your team? Follow these six simple steps.

Six simple steps for recruiting volunteers

Recruiting trustees

Resources to help you reach out to more people, provide information about what trustees do, and welcome new trustees to your Executive Committee.

Discover trustee recruitment resources

Recruiting managers

Great managers aren't always easy to find, but check out our search tips to help you find one of the best!

Manager search

Recruiting students

Is your group in a student area? Students can be a great addition to your team. Check out our guide to successful student recruitment

Student Recruitment

Name generation methods

Looking for a more specific role to be filled it's difficult to work out who to ask. Generating a list of names of people can help you find the right person.

Name Generation

Advertising vacancies

Vacancy Boards, Social media posts, Volunteering websites and so much more guidance to attract new volunteers.

Attract new volunteers

Group get-togethers

Hosting a get-together is a great way to get your existing parents and local people through the door and turn them into get-up-and-go-ers' for your Group. 

Group get togethers

Adult surveys

Adult surveys are a quick and easy way for you to identify the skills that are available to you through the connections in your Group. 

Adult Surveys

Adult talks

Getting a bunch of adults in a room and talking to them about the fun we have at Scouts, can be all you need to do to get them on your team.

Adult Talks

First conversations

Tips to help you have a first conversation with a new volunteer, to welcome them and get them off to a great start on their Scouting journey.   

Talking to new volunteers

Family camps

 If you keep adult recruitment in mind from the get-go, you can use a family camp to convince parents to volunteer.

Family camps

Working with businesses

We have created a guide to help you on your way; whether that’s to gain new volunteers, help support a session, or to attract sponsorship and fundraising.

Working together with local businesses

Adult rotas

Many hands make light work. Get everyone involved and helping out at sessions by creating an adult rota.

Adult rotas

Finding volunteers for Explorers

Keeping your young people at the heart of your recruitment is essential.  As Explorers, they can really help you to recruit 

Recruiting Volunteers for Explorers