Share your skills, gain new ones

There are many ways you can kick-start your adventure, as a young person, parent or adult volunteer. Our volunteers get involved on their terms and not all roles involve working with young people. If you can give a little time (or a lot) to help improve young lives in your community, we’d love to hear from you.

Youth Joining Enquiry

Once you’ve filled in the form we’ll add your child to the catchment area and check if there’s room in the group/unit you’ve requested. If there is then a volunteer will be in touch to offer a place and let you know when you can start. If you accept the place, then we’ll transfer your details to that group.

If there’s no room then an alternative group/unit may get in touch with you to offer you a place. You will have the option to stay on the joining list until a space becomes available at your preferred group/unit. However, please bear in mind this may significantly delay your young person joining.

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Would You Be Willing To Volunteer In Any Capacity

Young People

Ready to begin your adventure? There are five sections you can join, depending on your age. The activities and opportunities vary but what is the same is that each will empower you to make friends, learn skills and try new things.
Please select your local group below and fill in the contact form, the group will then be in contact with more information. Please note: most groups have a waiting list.

Adult Volunteers

Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.

Today, there are nearly 60,000 young people on the waiting list to join us in the UK. We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.

That’s where you come in.

The opportunities to volunteer with us are flexible. Think of something you’d like to do and chances are it’s just what we require. Just fill in the simple form to start your volunteering journey…

Volunteering Enquiry

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Vacant Volunteering Opportunities


Want your child to experience the fun, friendship and adventure of Scouting? You’re not alone. As well as the chance to take part in a range of exciting activities, scouts learn other skills as well. A recent study showed that 87% of young people said that Scouting helped them to contribute to their communities as active citizens.

There’s lots of ways you as a parent can be involved and support your child’s development without becoming a leader. For example helping out on a parent rota, being a trustee, driving a minibus, helping with maintenance or many other tasks!

Register an interest in Volunteering

Safe and sound – how we keep your child safe in Scouting

As an Association and locally we are committed to ensuring that Scouting is both enjoyable and safe for everyone who takes part. Information for parents in respect of this and other useful items can be found at