Details of the Charity:
Scouting offers challenge and adventure to 400,000 young people aged 6-25 in the UK. We believe in helping our Members fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We’re working to make Scouting available to all and we’re passionate about what we do.
Through the adventure of Scouting, young people get to take risks in a safe environment, and have their first taste of responsibility. We give young people experiences they’ll never forget.
The sort of adventure Scouting offers is the chance to experience something different and the opportunity to challenge yourself. When a Beaver Scout wakes up the morning after a sleepover, or Cub Scout has just got over her fear of heights by completing her first abseil – that’s adventure.
In Scouting, we provide over 200 activities from abseiling to zorbing (that’s falling out of the sky in a foam ball in case you were wondering). If we don’t have an instructor who can help we can normally find someone who can. But Scouting isn’t just about activities for their own sake. We encourage our young people to feel the buzz of the challenge and then reflect on what that means. Did they have fun? Do they feel more confident? Would they do it again?
Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:
With over 520,000 members in the UK, Scouting is the largest mixed youth organisation in the country.
By Volunteering as an Assistant leader, you will be responsible, along with the other leaders, helpers and members for planning and running the weekly activities for either: Beavers 6-8 years old, Cubs 8 – 10.5 years old, Scouts 10 – 14 years old, or Explorers 14 – 18 years old! It is a fun and rewarding role, allowing you to watch the young people enjoy the activities you organise, as well being involved in their development as they grow in confidence and ability. The Scout Association provides a wide range of books and electronic resources to aid volunteers plan their activities together with an award winning training scheme and on-line programme resources
Scouting takes place every night of the week and it’s quite likely that you live no more than 1 mile from your nearest group.
We also have opportunities in behind the scenes roles – from Event Planning to Administration Or you could become a Skilled Instructor in activities such as Archery and Canoeing.
All this is made possible by the efforts of 100,000 voluntary adult leaders. With award winning training and one-to-one support, we make sure that each one of our volunteers gets to make best use of their skills and talents. It’s something different from the norm, and that why a lot of people like it. In fact, it’s what’s made us the largest co-educational youth Movement in the country.
Skills you Require from the Applicant:
You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways. No specific skills/qualifications required – full training and support given. Some experience of working with children/young people may be useful but not essential.
Additional Benefits to the Volunteer:
Here’s what you can expect:
- Improve your CV & put your skills to good use
- Try new things & gain qualifications
- Become an active member of your community
- Meet new people and have fun!
Interested? Apply Below: