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Recruiting and managing volunteers

Appointing

The adult appointment process begins when an adult decides they would like to volunteer as a member of the Scouts.These pages outline the process for an adult to become a member of the Scouts.

Learn about the process of appointing

Recruiting

We have created a bank of resources to make recruiting adults as easy as possible. Follow our six steps for simple adult recruitment.

Read the resources related to recruiting and retaining volunteers

Induction

After spending time finding the right role for a new or existing volunteer, the first few months are crucial. Making sure that they are supported and can become effective in their role as quickly as possible is key to keeping them motivated and involved.

Check out the resources

Review Process

Most people work better if they have, from time to time, the opportunity to discuss how they are doing and where they are going.

Learn about role reviews

Suspensions

At times it may be necessary to suspend an adult’s involvement in the Movement.

Find out more about suspensions

Welcome managers in Scouting

This information is aimed at all those with line management responsibility.

Read our welcoming guidance

Leadership

Whether you’re the peace-keeper, the big-thinker, the motivator or the tea-maker, leadership is all about setting a positive influence for those looking your way.

Discover more about leadership

Management best practices

Our volunteers should be having just as much fun as the kids – but it’s only possible with the right kind of support.

Discover management best practices

Role descriptions

Role descriptions are designed to help you in the process of recruiting adults.

Read definitions of the roles

Scout Active Support

Scout Active Support allows people to give their time to Scouting on a flexible basis. People can still be involved in Scouting without the full-time commitment of being a leader.

Discover the support

Compass Support

Compass is a free, secure tool from The Scouts to help you keep track of your adult Members in Scouting.

Discover Compass