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
• 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/
Are you a people person? Enjoy interviewing people for a wide range of different roles? Maybe you’re someone looking to gain interviewer experience, or someone looking to gain employment as a recruitment consultant?
We are looking for an individual to become part of the appointments committee for interviewing and selecting the right volunteers for various roles in our organisation. Its about using or developing people skills to get the best out of someone when they are in an interview situation, but most importantly making sure that person has the right qualities and attitudes to be part of our amazing organisation. No role or even Scout experience? No problem we will provide a full induction and training and it looks amazing on your CV!
• Manage the approval meetings process for new regional applicants
• Interview new candidates and assess their suitability for a role with the regional team
• Liaise with the regional appointments committee to organise and plan workload ahead
Good with raising money? Enjoy applying for funds that make a massive difference to the lives of our youth members and enabling change across the region by removing financial restrictions? Maybe you have a background in finance or even just really good at writing a convincing argument?
We are looking for an individual to lead the fundraising strategy of the region and enable change throughout the region by utilising and successfully delivering new funds to new exciting and dynamic projects. No role or even Scout experience? No problem we will provide a full induction and training and it looks amazing on your CV!
Overall Main Responsibilities
• Work with the Regional Commissioner and Regional team to identify which projects will require external funding
• Conduct funding searches with AVA and ask for assistance as and when required from SHQ staff.
• Use and ask for information as required from various stakeholders and apply for as many as sources as required.
• Become a charity trustee with the Regional Executive and attend no more than four meetings per year.