You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to volunteer…
We’ve already got one Chief Scout, and he’s brilliant. What we need now are smilers and inspirers, activity planners, and Zoomers, all-around team players who can support our young people. The good news is you shape what you do and decide how much time you give. Scouts happen when a lot of us give a little (and no, you don’t have to be a Scout or outdoors expert to volunteer).
In addition to our great leaders, to make Scouts work we have an army of volunteers who don’t directly work with young people on a weekly basis, but instead provide administrative support to those who do want to work with young people. You don’t need to have been a Scout before, you don’t even need to understand the movement, you just need some spirit and a bit of time to contribute.
Scouts are needed now more than ever. The pandemic has hit our young people hard with two-thirds saying it impacted their mental health. Having positive role models to guide the way and give that extra bit of encouragement is so important in times like these. We help young people step up, speak and find their place in the world. We help them gain skills for life.
Three great reasons to volunteer:
- You’ll share your skills and experience with young people while developing yourself;
- You’ll have fun and meet new people in your area (a task that becomes harder and harder as we grow up); and
- You’ll inspire a generation that will never forget you.
What to expect:
- A warm welcome;
- Flexibility to get involved in a way that works for you;
- Easy access to training and resources; and
- Plenty of support from a great team.
No two weeks are the same, but the impact you make is always great.