Volunteering for Scouting is one of the most fun, rewarding and positive things you can ever do.
You can give as much or a little time you like and we will match opportunities that fit your skills and time available. If you would like to have fun and make friends, earn professional qualifications and make a real difference to the lives of young people please contact us below.
You can volunteer with us from 14 and upwards as part of your Duke of Edinburgh Award or you can volunteer as an adult from 18 and up. Whichever way you volunteer you can help young people gain skills for life.
“For anyone thinking of becoming a Scout, I say, go for it, come and join the big adventure.”
Bear Grylls, UK Chief Scout
We are constantly on the lookout for new leaders to help run our Beaver Colonies, Cub Packs, Scout Troops and Explorer Units. You can help either as a Section Leader or an Assistant Section Leader or an Occasional Helper if you prefer. With groups running on all nights of the week we can be incredibly flexible to fit your schedule.
Take a look at our vacancies at 1stfarnsfield.org.uk/volunteer
We also need people to help at a District level; this could be accounting, budgeting for a big event or running a big District camp for all our young people.
A lot of the activities that young people enjoy most need specialist training to run in order to keep them safe whilst still having a great time. Activities such as climbing, abseiling, archery and kayaking are run by “Skills Instructors”, people who have been training in a specific skill and then assessed as competent and safe to run it. As with all our roles we can provide the training needed if this is something you are interested with.
Similar to the roles available, our training is flexible with a mix of weekend and evening sessions available. Ample drinks and biscuits are provided on our courses with some being fully catered. The amount of training needed varies depending on the role but we always aim to keep it as fun and relevant as possible. Training courses can also lead to nationally recognised qualifications from the Open College Network!