Looking for a flexible volunteering adventure offering fun, friendship and amazing experiences? Our helpers gain just as much out of Scouting as our young people. Share skills, learn new ones and make a valuable difference. 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’s a role you can play. No experience is required as full training is given and you’ll learn lots of new skills as well as sharing some of your own. Our groups also offer ‘Volunteer Taster Sessions’ to help you discover if Scouting is for you with no obligation to continue.
Our Activity Helper roles assist the delivery of the Scouting programme. It’s designed to offer girls and boys a dynamic range of fun activities, challenges and experiences by providing a structure of badges and awards. The children and young people are aged between 6 and 18 and take part in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts sections. Activities often include local community projects, arts and crafts, recycling and environmental pursuits as well as exciting outdoor adventure and camping experiences. Being a helper with Scouts also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like communication, confidence and leadership. Teamwork is at the heart of everything we do, and by facing new experiences as part of a team you’ll make friends for life. Whatever your background or the time you can give, you’ll be made to feel welcome and supported in Scouts.
Contact us now to find out how your skills and interests could make a valuable difference to young people’s lives as a helper with Scottish Borders Scouts.
To provide a balanced programme of activities for young people aged 6 - 25 years old
All applicants will be required to join the PVG scheme.
Experience required: We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic and reliable individuals with an interest in young people.
Travel details: There are opportunities available across the Scottish Borders - Cardrona, Duns, Earlston, Eyemouth, Galashiels, Hawick, Innerleithen, Jedburgh, Kelso, Lauder, Melrose, Peebles, Selkirk and West Linton.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: By agreement with individual Scout Groups.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: All of our adult volunteers receive full induction and ongoing training and support. Our training has been recognised with a National Training Award by UK Skills and 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.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer