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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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Transforming our volunteer experience

Find out how we're transforming volunteering at Scouts

We're transforming volunteering at Scouts to make it easier, more enjoyable and rewarding.

We’re rolling out changes to help us:

  • Give a warmer welcome for everyone
  • Deliver better learning
  • Simplify how we volunteer together

With the support of easy-to-use digital tools.

We’re rolling out changes to the volunteer experience in stages - first to members in Early Adopter Counties then to members in All Other Counties.

It's important to know which county you're in, so you can identify and use the information and guidance relevant to you. 

Early Adopter Counties

Early Adopter Counties are: Belfast, Berkshire, Coventry, Dorset, Greater London Middlesex West, Guernsey, Clwyd, Humberside, South East Scotland and West Yorkshire.

As we update the website, information just for you will be clearly signposted with an Early Adopter Counties heading.

All Other Counties

If you’re not in one of the listed Early Adopter Counties, you'll be in the All Other Counties group. 

As we update the website, information just for you will be clearly signposted with an All Other Counties heading.

To see what County/Area/Region (Scotland) you're in, you could either:

  • Login to Compass, and click on ‘My Scouting’
  • Ask your volunteer line manager or someone else you volunteer with
  • Check the right-hand sleeve of your uniform which should have a County and District badge(s), which will show which County/Area/Region (Scotland) you’re in.

  

Volunteer Experience changes

Find out more about what’s happening to improve the volunteer experience, when it's happening, and what you need to do.

This information should support what is being shared in local briefings and meetings with your local Transformation Leads and leadership teams. Work with your Transformation Leads to plan how and when you will make these changes locally.

How we volunteer together

An overview of the changes to how we work in teams and share tasks.

Discover the changes to teams >
Welcome

How we're streamlining the joining journey and introducing welcome conversations.

Learn more about the welcome journey >
Learning

Helping volunteers gain more skills to make our programme even better.

Find out more about learning >
Our Volunteering Culture

Our shared set of principles outline how we behave, in line with our values.

Discover more about our culture >