Scouts (Beaver, Cub or Scout) Leader - Flexible volunteer

  • VO90867
  • Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, Board/trustee role


Week by week, our volunteers inspire and provide #SkillsForLife for young people aged 4-25. We support Scouting in the Borders, Braid, Craigalmond, East Lothian, Edinburgh North East, Midlothian and Pentland areas

Our Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re supported by our everyday heroes - adult volunteers who shape young people’s lives for the better and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.

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. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers, and skill sharers. We’re talking about minibus 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. As long as you're over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting.

Don’t fancy working directly with young people? We also have roles in governance, administration, planning, social media and much more! Get in touch with your local group and offer your skills/time.

There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers.

Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.

• Access to accredited training, including the Institution of Leadership and Management.
• Improved employability and wellbeing
• New skills and personal development
• Saltire Award / DofE supported
• Flexible approach to do volunteering including home-based opportunities.
• Supportive Volunteers and Staff
• Progression opportunities
• Inclusive Organisation

Organisation aims and objectives

We are South East Scotland Scouts. Scouting is for young people aged 6-25 and will help build confidence and self-esteem, learning important life skills and leadership skills, team building, outdoor adventure, education, and importantly have lots of fun!










Frequency and commitment details



Experience required: Whatever your skills, experience and interests, we can find a role for you! 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 All end up making a huge difference to young people
Minimum age: 18


Expenses details: In agreement with your Line manager
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Initial conversation, meeting and taster
Training details: We provide our volunteers with the tools and tips to help you feel trained, supported and safe in your role. Our training is award winning and reflects the experience and role requirements. You’d not be alone! We support you, who then go on to support our leaders ALL THE WAY! We offer flexible opportunities, based on your personal schedule to make this work for you and us... for the good of the young people.