Become a Volunteer

Volunteer with Us

The life changing opportunities that Scouting gives young people simply wouldn’t be possible without volunteers. Scouting only exists because you make it happen.


What type of role could I do?

We have a wide range of volunteer roles - from casual helpers to leaders, trainers, trustees and more – we have a role for everyone. We also offer flexible volunteering roles too, so we can fit around you and the time that you want to give to Scouting.


How to Volunteer 

Find out more information about some of the roles available:

- Young Leader (14-18 years old)

- Leader

- Manager

- Executive Committee Member

- Supporter


Find your nearest group on the UK Scouts page here

Use the 'Get involved' contact form through the link above to enquire about volunteering at a local group or via our District Groups Page.


Contact our District Commissioner about any district roles or with any questions about volunteering here


What Do Volunteers Do?

Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.

Today, there are nearly 60,000 young people on the waiting list to join us in the UK. We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.


That’s where you come in.


You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You may have been but you don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to remember/know how to put up a tent. Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about mini bus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.

Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the local town hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread a group of very hungry eleven year olds - no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.

We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.

Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.


Why Volunteer with Scouts?

Our volunteers get just as much out of Scouting as our young people do. As well as helping young people to enjoy the adventure of Scouting, you’ll also have fun, make friends, develop current and new skills, enhance your CV and have unforgettable experiences.