Volunteer

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The Scout Group offers many types of volunteering roles, from being a Leader, Executive Committee, helping out with your child’s section to DIY and Organising our stores. There is a volunteering opportunity for you.

Examples of Help that we need:

  • Group  Secretary – Taking of minutes at Executive Meetings
  • Group Treasurer – Keeping the financial records of the Scout Group
  • Executive Committee Member – Attends and contributes to the Executive Committee
  • Fundraiser – Lead with Group Fundraising
  • Assistant Section Leader – Working with the Young People within the Section
  • Hall Convener – Look after the Scout Hall, and notify of any issues that need addressed
  • Equipment Maintainer (Quartermaster) – Maintains the Equipment

If you are interested in helping with the Scout Group, Please email Richard Fairbairn the Group Scout Leader gsl@bonnyriggscouts.org.uk and he’ll be happy to discuss the options.

1. Do I really have the skills you need?

You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. 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.

2. What if I don’t have that much spare time?
Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you 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, and no matter how you get involved, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.

3. What will I get out of volunteering?
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. A study found that over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.

4. My child is in Scouting – is there anything I could do to help?
The short answer is yes. Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen firsthand how Scouting benefits young people and want to give something back. It’s also a chance to spend more time with your children and learn new skills. Speak to your child’s leader to discuss how you might become involved.

5. Are there any age restrictions on helping out?
As long as you’re over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers. If you are aged between 14 to 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader.

Please contact Richard Fairbairn, Group Scout Leader:  gsl@bonnyriggscouts.org.uk where he will be happy to discuss possibilities that would suit you. The time commitment varies for each role, and can be flexible.