It's easy to volunteer, have a chat with the leaders in your local Group or complete the form below and we'll contact you, as there are many ways in which you can help.  Volunteering doesn't just benefit young people, read on to find out more...

How volunteering helps you

Volunteering with Scouts can enrich your life – don’t just take our word for it.  Over 90% of our volunteers say that their Scout experiences are hugely beneficial:

For some volunteering provides an opportunity to:

  • Give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person’s life, either directly or indirectly
  • Make a difference to the lives of others
  • Help others less fortunate or without a voice
  • Feel valued and part of a team
  • Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem

For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which could lead to a career change. From this perspective, volunteering can be a way of:

  • Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
  • Developing existing skills and knowledge
  • Enhancing a CV – More than two thirds of our volunteers say their CVs have been enhanced by joining Scouts. Employers love to see the commitment of volunteers, and through Scouts you can get vital experience in areas like management, administration and activities
  • Improving one’s employment prospects
  • Gaining an accreditation
  • Using one’s professional skills and knowledge to benefit others (usually described as pro bono)

For others, volunteering appeals because of its social benefits. These include:

  • Meeting new people and making new friends, a whopping 97% of our volunteers say their involvement has helped them forge new friendships.
  • A chance to socialise
  • Getting to know the local community

Award winning training:

  • We have an award-winning training scheme for our volunteers so you get as much from it as our amazing young people, including practical skills like first aid and transferable skills like communication and leadership.

Boost your potential with employers:

  • Competition in the job market is higher than ever, and making your application stand out to potential employers is vital. Most candidates who apply for a job have the required academic and technical skills, so to be successful you need something extra to set yourself apart.This is where Scouting can help. Your time in Scouting, the roles you have held and the experiences you have taken part in will have developed a whole range of skills to impress employers. In a recent Public and Corporate Economic Consultants (PACEC) report into the impact of Scouting, 41% of employers said that involvement in Scouting would have a positive influence on their decision to employ applicants.  For more information about Scouting and your career; see Get Ahead

Change lives

  • There’s no better feeling than making a difference to communities and transforming the lives of young people. How’s that for job satisfaction?

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