Make a Difference - Volunteer for Scouting

Scouting offers fun, challenge and everyday adventure to more than 400,000 girls and boys across the UK!
Offering over 200 different activities, Scouting helps 5 & 1/2 - 25 year olds grow in confidence, achieve their full potential and become active members of their communities.

What do Scouts do?

Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.

What do volunteers do?


This everyday adventure is possible thanks to our adult volunteers, who support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a Group, to being a charity Trustee. There is a role for you, whatever skills you may have! We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship. Contact us to find our more!

Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life. Flexible volunteering means that you can give as much time as you want and have a great time with us!

'Helping out at Cubs was a really enjoyable and rewarding experience. Chris and the team at the 14th were fantastic and it was a great way to escape the Cambridge bubble each week!'
Simon, former economics student at Clare College, University of Cambridge

Better Prepared for a Brighter Future

Flexible Volunteering