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There are thousands of possibilities available to you through Girlguiding Scotland. Leadership, skills, challenges and adventures are all found and made whilst with Girlguiding Scotland.
There are waiting lists for girls to join Units in the Guides, Brownies and Rainbows because they need more adult volunteers throughout Scotland.
Leaders can participate in a whole host of activities and times are flexible, so you can give as little or as much as you like. Most Units meet once a week during term-time. There are loads of other opportunities for you to get involved in during the holidays of weekends, if you wish.
Girls and Young women today participate in a wide-range of activities such as DJ-ing, water sports, singing, dancing, arts & crafts and much more.
Unit Leaders are given training both 'on the job and through training sessions.
For more information visit www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk
Ready to begin your adventure? There are five sections you can join, depending on your age. The activities and opportunities vary but what is the same is that each will empower you to make friends, learn skills and try new things.
You can I help with Scouting whatever your gender, age, abilities and skills. Simply let us know your availability and how you would like to help and we will match this to roles within your local area.
You do not need to have a background in Scouting
If your child is in Scouting, You could help
Many of our helpers and Leaders are parents of our youth Members. This is for a number of reasons including being able to see first hand how Scouting benefits young people and wanting to give something back, being able to spend more time with their child and realising that volunteering for Scouting is enjoyable and teaches them new skills. Speak to your child’s Section Leader to discuss how you might become involved.
You can help out on a flexible basis.
Whether you can help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play. Learn more.
Although Scouting is a uniformed organisation, adults in Scouting do not have to wear a uniform.
What is the process for joining?
There is an application form to fill out which someone in your Group will be able to help you with. For some roles you will be required to meet a small group of people outside of the Group to discuss the role you wish to take on. References are also required for some roles. An enhanced Criminal Records (or equivalent in Scotland or Northern Ireland) check is carried out on all volunteers.
Young Leader (14-18)
Group Scout Leader
The ACF is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations. If you can give up one or two evenings a week and want to do something different with your free time, this could be exactly what you are looking for. You do not need a military background and we will provide all the training you require.
For most people taking part in volunteering projects is about 'giving something back', socialising and making new friends, or getting to know the local community. Others enjoy finding a worthwhile hobby that gives them quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle, or knowing they are making a difference to the lives of young people.
But as any one of our thousands of adults will tell you, it is watching the cadets grow and develop, and knowing that you have helped them along the way, which is the most rewarding part of being in the ACF.
Training is provided as well as PVG (mandatory).
There is a need at present for one Cub Scout Section Leader and a Beaver Scout Leader.
Prior involvement in Scouts is not necessary but we look for motivated individuals who can help and be helped by an adult team and young leaders.
Work is required to plan and run weekly activities in a Scout hall and also outdoors.
See the website at www.1ststirlingshirescouts.org.uk
Volunteering with us is fun and flexible. Whether you help out once a week, fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play. If it's 1 hour a week or 168, there's a role for you.
As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership.
You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.
Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen first-hand how Scouting benefits young people and want to give something back.
See www.gordondistrictscouts.org.uk for more details.
You could be involved in supporting people with their physical, skills or volunteering section - you would inspire and support them to work towards personal targets. You might want to supervise expeditions or assist with training the young people to undertake their expedition. The opportunities are many and varied but you will be making a difference to young people in Shetland.
Renfrewshire Leisure is looking for volunteers to help out with their sports and activity camps, schools and community sports clubs which run at various times though-out the year. This volunteering opportunity will provide you with experience of working in this field and you will have the opportunity of receiving rewards such as a free gym pass and/ or sports coach education.
Organisation aims and objectives
Leisure Trust Sports & Leisure activities
We are looking for volunteers to support staff to deliver fun activities for young people being treated on our Edinburgh units. Volunteers will also accompany groups of young people on off-site visits and deliver skills and hobbies workshops.
About Teenage Cancer Trust - We make sure young people don't face cancer alone. We do it by helping young people and their families deal with the many ways that cancer can affect your body, your mind and your life. We do it in partnership with the NHS and by bringing young people together so they can support each other. And we do it from the moment cancer is diagnosed until long after treatment is over. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to providing specialist support for young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24. We fund 28 specialist units across the UK within NHS hospitals as well as specialist nurses and Youth Support Coordinators so that young people can be treated by teenage cancer experts, in the best place for them. The role We are looking for volunteers happy to give around 4-8 hours per month to support with the set up and facilitation of onsite activities and also accompanying groups of young people on off-site visits. Activities take place approximately once a month and may fall on weekdays, evenings and weekends, so you and the team of volunteers would be asked for your availability on a monthly basis. If you have a particular skill and would like to run a workshop for the young people our Youth Support Coordinator may be able to support this. Location Roles available at units in Glasgow and Edinburgh: The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow Western General Hospital, Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh What you’ll be doing • Supporting young people generally throughout the trip/activity • Facilitating conversations with young people and supervising them as required • Supporting the team with preparations for the trips/activities as required • Being a visible presence among the group and upholding the values of the charity • You’ll become part of a friendly volunteering community whilst gaining experience in supporting young people for a national charity
Do you want to make a positive difference in your local community?
Then consider volunteering with the Youth and Extreme Clubs at Portgordon Community Church.
Our clubs for young people make a positive difference and help young people improve their confidence and self esteem. Volunteers are encouraged to use their creative skills, helping with activities such as crafting or gaming sessions. Volunteering with the clubs is a great way to get to know your local community, so if you have an hour or so to spare, we would like to hear from you.