Skip to main content

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

Discover what this means

Our fresh approach to volunteering

Our fresh approach to volunteering

On this page

  • Key principles and changes to how we volunteer together
  • Links to useful pages and resources

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.

Our fresh approach to volunteering

Thank you to all our amazing volunteers who shape how we volunteer. Thousands of people shared what’s great about volunteering with Scouts (and what’s not).  

Based on what we heard, we’re making changes. We need to adapt to stay relevant, attract new volunteers, and make sure volunteering is enjoyable for everyone. 

A summary of our new approach

This video gives you an overview of why we're changing how we volunteer together, what the team-based approach is, and what this means for volunteers.

You'll be talked through the changes by Pete Jeffreys, who is a Deputy County Commissioner and a Transformation Lead. He is one of the volunteers leading how we improve our volunteer experience.

To watch in full screen, double click the video


Our new principles

We volunteer flexibly as part of a team with a shared purpose.

Our teams and titles are easier to understand and more appealing to new volunteers.

Teams agree how to share tasks between them and this can change over time.