Volunteer

Put your skills to use, learn new ones and play an active role in your local community. Volunteering is easier than you think. With full support and training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis.

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The Scouts is the UK's largest mixed youth organisation with more than 450,000 members in the UK and more across the world.

Our innovative spirit and ability to make things happen plays a vital role in the development of young people everywhere and these available roles will give you the chance to make a big impact on the lives of young people.

Our volunteers come from all backgrounds – from students to Scout Leaders, retired professionals to those just wanting to get involved in something different and rewarding for a couple of hours a week.

You may just want to volunteer to help on a short term basis or be interested in a more regular volunteer position with us – either way your contribution will be invaluable in helping us run and develop our centres. It doesn't matter if you're with us for just a few hours or become a regular volunteer, you'll be given full support and training to fulfil your role.

You may have professional trade skills that can help maintain our facilities, such as carpentry or mechanics, or just be interested in getting involved in the day-to-day support of our centres. Whatever your current skills and aims we're sure to have the right role for you.

Training for Volunteers

Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouting as our young people.

Scouting’s quality depends on its volunteers and our volunteers depend on Scouting to teach them the skills they need. 

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Our modular training scheme delivers the full spectrum of required skills. Volunteers can choose training modules that are relevant to the role that they do, ranging from leadership to running residential experiences and first aid.

Our training scheme was recognised with a National Training Award from UK Skills. It is one of the reasons why we have managed to increase our volunteer numbers over the past few years, against the national trend.

Relevant skills

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, so we’re certainly doing something right.

A study of volunteers found that more than two thirds of respondents reported a direct correlation between their volunteer experience within Scouting and gaining employment or career development.

Training in Scouting has also enabled volunteers to gain accreditation for Open College Network awards in Youth Work, and helped them to become associate members of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute for Training and Occupational Learning.

 

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Volunteering Statistics

We currently have far greater demand for Scouting in Stratford-upon-Avon District that we can currently supply. 

We desperately need to open new sections and we need adult volunteers to make that happen.

96% of Scout volunteers would strongly encourage family, friends, and co-workers to volunteer with Scouts.

Volunteers believe their time invested with the scouts helps them to be

  • a better person (90%)
  • a better parent (88%)
  • a better manager (73%
  • a better employee (66%)

Volunteering Roles

Stratford upon Avon District Scouts have vacancies for Leaders and Adult Supporters in several areas. Contact details are available on each Groups page or complete a volunteer form.

Our currently vacancies include:-

Stratford District

District Commissioner

Assist District Commissioners Cubs, Scouts

District Explorer Leader

Trustees

Communications Manager

Active Support Manager


Scouts Groups

Group Scout Leader

Section Leaders

Assistant Section Leaders for Beavers, Cubs & Scouts at most Groups

Trustees

Secretaries

Social Media

Quartermasters

Handymen


See District and your local group details for more information or complete a volunteer form    

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Stratford District Executive Contacts

District Chair: Tony Guy
Chair@stratfordscouts.org.uk

District Commissioner: Mike Hayward
district.commissioner@hotmail.co.uk

For membership enquiries, please see the contacts on the Groups pages.