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Adult Volunteer

Volunteering. It’s #GoodForYou.

There are many options for people aged 18 or over to volunteer in Scouting. There are a few options available such as becoming an occasional helper at your local group or becoming an Assistant Section Leader or even behind the scenes at a district event. You will become part of a friendly community of fellow Scout Volunteers and will enjoy bringing happiness to the Young people of Rotherham.

Make a difference, volunteer today

All our activities are run by volunteers, who might join us because they want to: 

  • Try something new
  • Make friends 
  • Spend time with their children – or gain experience with young people
  • Do something good for their community and themselves
  • Keep their bodies and brains active and happy – whether that’s by scaling mountains, sharing skills or serving tea 

What to expect:

  • A warm welcome
  • Flexibility to get involved in a way that works for you
  • Easy access to training and resources online
  • Friendly ongoing support from local volunteers

No two weeks are the same, but the impact you make is always great.

All end up making a huge difference to young people’s lives – gifting them with skills for life, and learning a whole lot about themselves along the way.

But don’t just take our word for it. Take theirs. See What these Beaer Scouts had to say about their Volunteers…

They won’t remember you unlocked the meeting place every Friday.

But they will remember this…

Meet some volunteers

Hear more from The Scouts volunteers about what being involved means to them.

Volunteer

Simply fill out our form and your local group will be in touch soon.

Scouts Member Benefits

As a volunteer, unlock a range of discounts and more. Look out for the teal ‘Member offers’ banners across our Supporters page.

Find out more about why volunteering with Scout is #GoodForYou

Do I really have the skills you need?

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.

What if I don’t have that much spare time?

Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.

What will I get out of volunteering?

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.

My child is in Scouting – is there anything I could do to help?

The short answer is yes. Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen firsthand how Scouting benefits young people and want to give something back. It’s also a chance to spend more time with your children and learn new skills. Speak to your child’s leader to discuss how you might become involved.

Are there any age restrictions on helping out?

As long as you’re over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers. If you are aged between 14 to 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader.