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
  • Shopping for food for camps
  • Helping to manage our equipment and stores
  • Fetching equipment from our lock-up store when needed
  • Helping with parent communications by running a WhatsApp chat
  • Keeping our website up to date with our latest news
  • Taking photos of our activities, to add to our website news and galleries
  • Carrying out DBS checks, so that parents can help at meetings and camps
  • Keeping track of leader training requirements and completion
  • Keeping track of badges for a section and ensuring we have badges in stock

Any help you could offer would be amazing. If you think you could help with any of the tasks listed above, let us know. Contact Nigel Harris: chair@westongreenscouts.org.uk

If you could devote time regularly to the group, you can read here about the roles that we have open.

Section Assistant or Assistant Leader

We 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.

As a Section Assistant, you will wear a uniform and be given training about how scouting works, how to work safely with young people and the basic skills needed for your role.  If you find you enjoy the fun, challenge and adventure of helping young people in this way, you can continue your scouting journey and training, to become an Assistant Leader or a full Section Leader role.

Why not try our four week challenge to find out if this is a role you could fill?


1st Weston Green Scout Group is a registered charity. Our trustees share responsibility for governing the charity and directing how it is managed and run.  The board of trustees meets about six times a year, to help oversee the administration of the Group. As well as a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, it includes representatives of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer parents.

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, but we are also open to having independent trustees from the local community.

Stores and Equipment (Quartermaster)

We need equipment to run an exciting programme for our young people.  We need people to look after everything from tents and camp kitchens to games equipment.  You will work with our Section Leaders (who are the main users of our equipment) and with the Group Treasurer, who is responsible for purchasing and insurance of our equipment.  You will help with the issuing and return of equipment, check its condition, maintain it, and advise the Treasurer on the need for repairs or replacement.

Website  and Communications

The group needs to be able to communicate effectively with parents, young people, and members of our local community.  You will help maintain and develop our website, ensuring it remains informative, useful and up to date.  You will need to be proactive in obtaining news stories, images, and information about events from our leaders, trustees, and parents, to keep the website up to date.


We own some vehicles, and we rent others when required.  We need people to help ensure we have what we need, when we need it, by maintaining a booking schedule for our own vehicles and arranging hire of vans, minibuses or trailers when we need them.  We also need help with ensuring our vehicles are maintained, MOT tested and insured.


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