Youth Leader / Occasional Helper / Flexible Volunteer

  • VO83632


Description

Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They 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 face a young person facing role? We 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. If you are aged between 14 and 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader. Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.
Fill out this form, and we can chat through what’s available: https://nescouts.scot/Join/AdultVolunteers
Benefits:
• 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
About North East Scotland Scout Region | SC017511
As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we give over 5000 young people in the North East of Scotland the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership, and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians. We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures. By 2023 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme. We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities. Find out more about the life changing opportunities: https://nescouts.scot/Groups/

Organisation aims and objectives

Every year we help 400,000 Young People in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors, interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. And it’s not just Young People who can get in on the action. Working alongside our youth members are thousands of adult volunteers, with a huge variety of roles and opportunities available. To find out more visit www.scouts-scotland.org.uk

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We ask for a certain level of commitment based on your circumstances; we are flexible if you cannot commit every week but this must be agreed with us.

Restrictions

All Genders welcome, we are an inclusive organisation.
Experience required: Any previous skills are advantageous but really not essential, we will best place you for your chosen role, but we will provide a PVG and full training through our adult training programme and ongoing training. 18+ for adult leader roles. Young Leaders with sections 14+ but must be registered as an Explorer Scout
Travel details: Based at your nearest location with Groups throughout Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen and Moray. Please consult our map to find your nearest location. https://scouts-northeastscotland.org.uk/Groups/
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable volunteer expenses will be discussed with your group should they be required.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Our online training equips volunteers with everything they need to succeed in their role, with occasion weekend training. We will allocate a training advisor who will initially meet with you to advise and answer any questions for your training programme, we also have a training grant scheme for adult volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.