Opportunities for Adult Volunteers

You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to volunteer. We’re looking for people to help in all sorts of ways both in our meetings and behind the scenes. Whatever you're comfortable with and have time for, we’ve got a role for you.

Opportunities for adult volunteers

We’re scouting for talent!

Here are some of the things you could help us with that would make all the difference.

  • Helping to plan and run activities at our regular meetings
  • Helping to plan and run camps and nights away activities
  • Helping to manage our equipment and stores
  • Helping with parent communications
  • Being a charity trustee for the group
  • Keeping our website up to date with our latest news
  • Advertising the group’s activities on social media
  • Liaising with local schools and businesses
  • Sharing your hobby, skills or interests with our young people

Any help you could offer would be amazing.  If you could devote time regularly to the group, you can read here about the roles that we have open.

Volunteer Manager (Group Scout Leader)

Small team. Big rewards.

We prepare young people with skills for life. But who supports the volunteers who make this happen? People like you.

You can inspire, motivate and plan ahead. You’ll enjoy working with adults and young people in your local area and seeing the impact of your efforts. You’ll be organised, diplomatic and know how to get the best of out people.

We’re not going to pretend this is easy. This is a big role. With big rewards.  It is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join a thriving Scout Group in a key leadership role.

If you’d like to learn more about this role, contact Nigel Harris: chair@westongreenscouts.org.uk

Section Leader

Help deliver skills for life.

Would you like the chance to go camping, hiking, climbing, lead community projects while helping prepare young people with skills for life? As a section leader you will do all of this and more, using your skills and learning new ones.

As part of 1st Weston Green Scout Group, you will plan and deliver a safe and exciting programme for young people, making sure every young person gets the chance to spend at least one night away each year. You’ll use your energy and creativity to help young people have fun, develop their potential and earn a wide range of badges and awards, including the prestigious Chief Scout Awards.

Of course you won’t have to do this alone – you’ll be part of a team of leaders and section assistants. Parents help out at meetings and events, and the young people themselves will help you plan and deliver the programme. But it’s your enthusiasm and sense of fun and adventure that will inspire them.

Section Assistant

Make a bird box; transform a future.

Would you like the chance to canoe, climb and make bird boxes while improving your CV? As a Section Assistant in the 1st Weston Green Scout Group you will do all of this and more, using your current skills and learning new ones.

We now need fun, committed adult volunteers to support young people, helping run games and activities as part of weekly meetings. As part of a small team, you will help plan and deliver a safe and exciting programme for young people, helping them achieve badges and awards.

Enthusiasm, an empathy with young people and a sense of humour are a must. But we can teach you the rest. We’ll support you all the way and ensure you get the training and support you need.

Trustee

Help our scout group thrive.

1st Weston Green Scout Group is a registered charity. Our trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing the charity and directing how it is managed and run.

The trustees form our executive committee, which oversees the administration of the Group. As well as a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, it includes representatives of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer parents. The committee meets up to six times a year, but effective members will volunteer for tasks in between the meetings, thus ensuring the smooth running of the Scout Group and maximising its potential for a hugely positive impact on its young members.

Trustees are usually appointed by election at our Annual General Meeting each summer. We are always on the lookout for trustees from among the parent group. We are also open to having independent trustees from outside the group.

Interested?

If you think you can help us in any of these roles, or just spare a little time every now and then to help out somehow, or if you have skills and experience that you think we could benefit from, please let us know.

Contact Nigel Harris: chair@westongreenscouts.org.uk

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls