Become a Volunteer

Share your skills, gain new ones

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.

Why Volunteer?

You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to 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.

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Explore Our Roles

We've got lots of different roles to suit the time you can offer scouting, whether you want to work directly with young people or want to support behind the scenes.

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.

Explore our roles

Jump In

Contact to join our team.

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

When you get in touch, we'll help you find the right role in scouting.

Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is

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