Clyde Scouts

Charity registered in Scotland SC010415

Clyde Scouts is one of eight geographical areas that supports Scout Groups and Districts in Scotland. Scouting provides adventure-based programmes for young people between the ages of 6 and 25 years old throughout the City of Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and North and South Lanarkshire.

We believe that through adventure we challenge individuals so that they learn and experience new things that enrich their lives.

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

Current opportunities

Volunteering for the Scouts is a great way to take part in new experiences, meet a whole load of friendly people and have fun. There is something for everyone whether you’d like to help out week-after-week or whenever-you-can, the Scouting Association will provide training, learning opportunities and cups of tea – every step of the way. As a volunteer, working in teams, you might: 1. Welcome young people and families to sessions and events 2. Make sure everyone’s safe, supported, included and having fun 3. Help to plan and lead activities 4. Get involved with days out, camps and expeditions 5. Share and learn skills – from coding to cake decorating to canoeing 6. Celebrate young people’s achievements big and small You don't need to be Bear Grylls to volunteer with Scouts - we need everyone to muck in and help support young people to learn #SkillsForLife.

Do you have a passion for sharing the amazing things that our volunteers and young people get up to in local Scout Groups as we deliver #SkillsForLife? We're growing our volunteer team and looking to recruit a Lead Volunteer for our Communications and Marketing Team. We're looking for someone who has a passion for promoting local Scouting and has the ability to plan and use communication tools such as social media, canva and other digital platforms. This is a flexible volunteering opportunity which means your commitment can be balanced around your lifestyle - working with your team to make sure that the Regional Communications are kept up to date and put out timely. You will provide leadership for your team, develop a communications plan for the Region and visit groups and events to make sure our volunteers and young people are kept up to date. What Our Communications & Marketing Team Does: Social Media: Creating content relevant to our audiences and promoting Clyde Scouts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn (click on the links to view our profiles on each). Website: Maintenance, upkeep and optimising the website to attract new volunteers/young people and to provide our members with key information on what we do/how we can help them. Newsletter: Create and publish the Monthly Volunteer Newsletter and ad-hoc email for events, opportunities and News. Media: Promote “good news stories” through external media outlets and help liaise with local media contacts to grow our reach. Advertising /Volunteer Recruitment: Promote the latest volunteering opportunities in Clyde Scouts (including our districts/groups) and encourage more people to start volunteering. Communications Support: Provide support to districts and groups to improve internal and external communications. Internal Communications: Ensure Clyde Scouts communicates efficiently internally and that communication flows well between regional staff and volunteers.