Become a Volunteer

Give back to your community

Is It For Me?

Whatever your skills, experience or time availability, there's a volunteer role perfect for you. Being a scouting leader or adult volunteer is fun and flexible.

How To Join:


Contact us or your get in touch with your local group directly to find out how you can get involved


Sign up as a volunteer and we'll help you find the right role within scouts


Get support from some initial training to help you get started (you'll also be required to complete a DBS check)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I become a volunteer?

As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.

Do I have to be a leader?

There are loads of different types of volunteer roles available in scouts besides being a leader. We always need volunteer support to help with administration, finance, management and events.

Is there an age restriction?

As long as you're over 18, you can become an adult volunteer. If you're younger, you can take part in the young leader programme or volunteer with us as part of your D of E awards.

"Becoming a scout volunteer helped me develop leadership skills which I now use every day as part of my job"

- Carol, Scout Leader