Volunteer With Us
Volunteer and help give our members skills for life!
Scouting is very popular, and some Southwark District Scout Groups have waiting lists which continue to grow.
We’d love to offer more young people spaces, but we need adults to help expand our programme.
Volunteer with us and help give our members skills for life!
What if I don't have much spare time...?
All roles are filled by volunteers and people can sign up to give as much time as they can, either working directly with the young people or in supportive roles. Not everyone needs to wear the uniform or sleep in a field to support a group, though you can if you want to. Weekly roles are great, but we also have a variety of roles for those who would prefer something less regular – we can juggle around your available time!
What will I get out of Scouting?
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.
What skills do I need...?
You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Are you good at organising? 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.
My child is in Scouting - is there anything I can do to help..?
Yes! Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen first hand 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.